Human Rights ~ June 28, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • Day 59
  • London
  • Weather: 60-75 degrees overcast becoming blue skies with clouds

The Temple Church was built by the Knights of Templar, soldier-monks who protected pilgrims to the Holy Lands.

The Templars were associated with the Magna Carta. The Templars Church featured the connection between Magna Carta, American’s Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, and the United Nation’s The Universal Bill of Rights.

  1. London – The Temple Church
  2. London – The Temple Church
  3. London – Declaration of Independence

Connect ~ June 14, 2016

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2017
  • Day 44 (Day 41 Camino)
  • Puenta la Reigna
  • Distance: 20 1/2 miles (49% tarmac) 623 total miles
  • Ascent 1,997 feet and descent 2,585 feet
  • Time: 9 1/2 hours
  • Weather: 60-72 degrees, overcast, drizzle, blue sky with clouds. STARTED DAY IN SMARTWOOL CAP AND GLOVES.

Deja vu…I have been here before.

After 41 days of walking, Camino Arles connects with my first Camino Frances of 2014.

  1. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  2. Towards Puenta la Reigna
  3. Towards Puenta la Reigna

Templar’s Monument ~ Day 58 ~ June 3, 2014

Day 58, June 3
12 miles, 710 miles
Altitude: 2,725 feet (2,788 feet daily high)
Weather: sunny 48-83F
Carrion de Los Condes

The magnificent Templar Church Santa Maria la Virgen Blanca has been declared a national monument. 13th-century.

Pilgrim Dane before today’s performance. Any doubt he daily carries the cello?

Yes. The cello required its own airline seat; hence, it was entitled to one no-charge piece of flight luggage.





Eight for the Templars ~ 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

This church in Los Aros is associated with the Templars. The distinct feature is an eight sided floor covered by an eight sided star ceiling. Elegance in simplicity.




Templiers ~ Day 6 ~ April 12, 2014

Day 6, April 12
14 miles, 47 miles total
Altitude: 1,960 feet
Weather: warm and sunny
Saint Alban-sur-Limagnole

A historic monument des Templiers (larger building) dating from 13th century. It was a hospital run by a religious order. Today it served me incredible strawberry sherbet.

The smaller house is a “buron,” shepherd’s isolate house when cattle and flocks of sheep are brought up to graze in the high pasturelands.

Walking all day feels like marathon training days doing “time on feet .” The feet keep turning over and over and over.