Monthly Archives: June 2011

La Faba and what’s ahead on the path

Tonight we’re in the sleepy mountain village of La Faba, situated half way up a steep climb (1,300 meters) that ends in O’Cebreiro. Rather than go all the rocky way to the top, we’re having a restful evening here at … Continue reading

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Rocks, Cruz del Ferro, etc. continued

* Continuing from last night — there was a computer glitch but now corrected so can send pictures about previous post and some from today — In Rabanal, there was a procession for the initiation of a new priest at … Continue reading

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Rocks, Cruz del Ferro, and the stone castle of Ponferrada

Rocks and stone are integral to the Camino. They’re everywhere — underfoot, left on markers, and used as architectural materials. The last few days we’ve trod many rocky stretches (not easy), experienced a memorial cairn known as Cruz del Ferro, … Continue reading

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June 27, 2010

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Remembrance

A ‘Camino moment’ from the last couple days was coming upon an “art installation” of crosses made from branches woven into a long stretch of a roadside chain link fence. I’d seen another cross fence earlier on the route, but … Continue reading

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Leon and beyond

Our first night in Leon was spent at a Benedictine run albergue and included attending a pilgrims’ mass in Spanish. One of the nuns interpreted in English and German, and the service ended with a pilgrims’ prayer. The smell of … Continue reading

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Westward on the bus to Leon

In the morning we left Castrojeriz, travelling back to Burgos to catch a bus to Leon. It will be a three hour plus ride to Leon, rather than the approximately 5-6 days it would have taken us to walk. Other … Continue reading

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