Dinner Friday night is a vegetable pizza for me ( absolutely wonderful). I only wish I would have remembered to get the leftovers out of the frig. this morning, it was going to be my lunch on the way to Astorga.
We leave Orbigo at 7:45. It is a 17km walk to Astorga. We talk of the last (almost) two weeks and all of the climbing challenges we have faced. We discover that the difficult and most challenging obstacles in our walk (life) are often the times of the fewest mis-steps. Your walking must be so careful, calculated, deliberate and with such concentration that you usually don´t stumlbe during these climbs. It´s the even, mundane simple roads with little challlenge that often take you off guard. You step in a hole, stumble on an unseen stone, or trip on slightly raised pavement.
We sometimes groan at the challenge ahead, yet are more careful in our walking, our choices. Maybe in some ways, safer.
I walk a portion of the way today with Bonnie, ( Canada) she now lives in Spain. She has waited 30 years to do her pilgrimage! Wow, I can´t imagine waiting that long.
I arrive in Astorga early 11;40, plenty of time to look around and stock up on food for the next two days. Sunday and Monday ( a holiday) will be difficult finding open stores.
Until next time...