Sabbatical Pilgrimage

On May 27, 2011, we will lock our front door and set off on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain. We'll fly to Paris... Take a high speed train (TGV) to Bayonne, France... Change to a slower train that will take us to St. Jean Pied de Port, in the foothills of the Pyrenees -- where our walk begins. On May 29, Sunday, we will set out on foot for our 500-mile walk across Northern Spain.

The Camino de Santiago is a centuries-old pilgrimage trail. We join millions of pilgrims who have walked this path over the years.

Journey with us, as we post pictures and highlights of our adventure.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pilgrims' Progress

We have left the rain behind. It has been hot and sunny as we work our way across the meseta. The meseta is the high, flat farmland consisting of miles of wheat fields and other grains (and sheep, etc). We are getting stronger and moving faster. We are near the midpoint of our 500 mile journey. Tonight, in Carrion de los Condes, we attended a short service for pilgrims at the albergue led by three young nuns from Peru. We sang songs in many languages and shared something about ourselves with our new friends from around the world.

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