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 8, 2011
We have come to Santo Domingo de Calzada. This town is remembered for the miracle of the cock and hen. In this story a cooked chicken jumps to life from someone's plate. Chickens have been celebrated here ever since. Live chickens are kept in the cathedral, though none were there wnen we visited. The cathedral has very cool tunnels and staircases in the walls which were used for defense in about 1100. We like this town!