Day Sixty One. 16.7 Miles, 26.9 Kilometers.
Written on June 19, 2012.
The Albergue served breakfast. We were out the door by 6:30 a.m. As I was walking along I started thinking about Labyrinths. I told Vern that, for some reason, I was thinking about Labyrinths. Vern saw Louis ahead of us on the path and said, “There is Louis by a Labyrinth with some wisdom about them”. When we arrived where Louis had been standing it was incredible…there was a Labyrinth! Louis had moved on. Vern and I did not know there was a Labyrinth there…what a great way to start a long distance walk!
A Labyrinth on the Camino de Santiago.
Another magical moment for me is when we arrived at a small village…Moratinos. “Hobbit” houses!
After walking for eight miles we came into Sahagun, a large city. We were ready for a cafe con leche, (coffee with milk) and settled in at a cafe. We had not seen Heaelim, Sophia, and Katrina in a few days and we were all glad to see each other.
Heaelim, Sophia, Louis, Katrina, Nancy and Vern.
A part of the path today was 5.7 miles on an ancient Roman road. There were two ways to go today: the Roman road, recommended in our book, and the other way shown as the alternate route. Just after Sahagun we met Barbara and her son, Jordan. We had heard about Barbara and Jordan from many people because they are from the U.S……Austin, Texas.
Not far after Calzada de Coto we saw Barbara and Jordan again. At this point I realized that most Pilgrims were taking the alternate route. There were a few of us that were walking the Roman road.
There was very little shade and one rest area.
Vern checking his feet at the rest area.
By the time we arrived in Calzadilla we were ready for some rest and relaxation. We went to the right place, Casa el Cura…a wonderful Casa Rural. The food was excellent, laundry service, and a great atmosphere. We are grateful for the opportunity to renew and re-energize.
Gemma, Vern, Leo, and Nancy.
Gemma and Leo, owners of Casa el Curo in Calzadilla de Los Hermanillos.