07/03 – 31.2km (19.4 miles) to Astorga

Seamus from Northern Ireland with Morgan. What a gentle soul.

Seamus from Northern Ireland with Morgan. What a gentle soul.

Day 27 – Uggg!  A nearly 20 mile day.  Started as a beautiful morning and ended with uphill toe jamming, ankle twisting softball sized rocks.  The backpack seemed to get heavier and heavier.  My back hurt, my feet hurt and “woe” is me.  Still great day to be alive.

Yesterday we learned that in medieval times twice the numbers of today made this pilgrimage .  Hard to believe they were able to complete this trek without today’s roads bridges and sleeping facilities.  You haw to admire their passion and beliefs.

Today I walked in honor of the volunteers and staff and board of our local Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.  They do so much for our community.  It is an honor to be on their board.

Tomorrow we start back towards mountains.  It’s hard to believe we are getting close to the last legs of this journey.

Yesterday we again met up with Jess from Ottowa.  Her Dad Michael met her in Leon to finish the journey together.

164.1 miles to Santiago.

Walking through a farm on the road to Astorga

Walking through a farm on the road to Astorga

 

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