Entering Camelot ~ Day 56 ~ June 1, 2014

Day 56, June 1
13 miles, 682 total miles
Altitude: 2,650 feet (3,083 feet daily high)
Weather: sunny with clouds 45-60F
Castrojeriz

“Entering Camelot” simply reads better than “Entering Castrojeriz.”

Fields of poppies create endless veil of vibrant red. The landscape is so alive.

Remains of a castle majestically sit high on a hill with at its foot.

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To Market, To Market ~ Day 48 ~ May 24, 2014

Day 48, May 24
17 miles, 574 total miles
Altitude: 1,263 feet (daily high 1,830)
Weather: blue sky with clouds, 55-68F
Logrono

Shelves of chocolate bars, gummy bears, and packages muffins.
Boxes of cookies, crackers, cocoa puffs, and corn flakes.
Pre-shrunk packets of olives, cheese, and sausage.
Self-service vending machine shops.

Walk away from the yellow arrowed pilgrim’s path markets and find vine ripe heirloom tomatoes, regional cheeses, aged hams, and wine for incredible values. Shop like the locals.

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Caterpillars Do It ~ Day 43 ~ May 19, 2014

Day 43, May 19
14 miles, 514 miles
Altitude: 1,555 feet (daily high 1,624)
Weather: blue sky with clouds 55-85F
Pamplona

Caterpillars do it.
Pilgrims do it.
Move in one straight line.
One behind the other.
All the wrong way.

A dozen of us having the greatest conversation missed a turn and had to retrace our steps.
Call us Pilgrims?
Call us Lemmings?

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