I was shown such love from unknown people on this hiking day. My domino effect of knee issues was beginning to cause what would soon be fully inflamed peroneal tendonitis. As I hobbled through the fields, farm hands harvesting the season's grapes one after one asked me if I was okay, offered me food and drink, or offered to drive me back to the small town of Ventosa that I had just passed. They didn't know me, but they knew my journey and met me with compassion and love. They weren't the first on this #caminodesantiago to do so, nor would they be the last. Their kindness is something I still carry with me. The sorrows of this country have been on my heart through the night. I wish I could be there to offer them food, drink, or words of comfort just as they did me so many months ago. #LTontheCamino
¡Buenos días desde mi jardín! Otro día espléndido en la Sierra madrileña...oigo los mugidos de las vacas y toros, el canto de los gallos de la zona, ladridos, graznidos de urracas, trinos constantes de los pajaritos de la zona y hasta alguna rana por la noche del embalse de Valmayor!! Y....nada más. Ni un coche, ni una carretera.
Café, paseo y a trabajar en mi siguiente encargo.
Foto: mi colección de Damajuanas
Only a short train ride away from Madrid, Segovia is one of Spain's best kept secrets. This historic city is brimming with medieval walls, gothic cathedrals and a towering Roman aqueduct. Find out more about this charming town on the blog today! #linkinbio
Two sides of a pond in an oncoming storm. This #caminodesantiago day was so vivid in so many ways that just in seeing this picture again, I can smell the forest breeze and remember the podcast I was listening to. I can hear the crunch of the gravel below me and taste the fresh croissant I grabbed from a bakery on the way out of town. There were moments like this along the way, fleeting but deep. It makes me ever impatient to return. #LTontheCamino