Please send your positive thoughts, white light, prayers and good vibrations to fuel us for the challenging days ahead!
Love to all,
Grannies on Camino
Mariah and Mary
The trail soon becomes country!
Our 1st great stop in the village of Santa Catalina de Samoza. A very festive town with a handful of welcoming pilgrim snack bars to choose from
Loved this pilgrim bar ... This is the back seating area, rustic with great old farm equipment as accent decor not to mention the vintage buildings!
Our new fun friend Katherine from Toronto, Canada . This is the 3rd or 4th time we have crossed paths!
Roman ruins we noticed as we were leaving town... Wow... ancient history so non chalantly available within steps of the pilgrim path!
Mountains off in the distant.... Tomorrow starts our ascent into a new mountain range and a totally new experience!
Open views, open land as we travel mostly flat trail today
Skies became blue and it warmed up
Entering the village of El Ganso for a snack.... New twist on the pilgrim bar here ... Cowboy Saloon on the right and Cafe for cappuccinos & food on the left. We reconnected with our energetic Dutch couple and met some new Australian pilgrims at this stop.
Great interior of Cafe
Mariah in front patio doing a bit of charting and plotting after snack time
Beautiful old church leaving the village of
Heading out of Astorga and city life after a few good cappuccinos and breakfast
More greenery and vegetation... Loving the mountain views but we are told we haven't seen the mountains that we will begin to ascend tomorrow.
Entering our village of Rabanal for the night . This is a beautifully maintained and restored picturesque village!
Love our home for this evening! ...
The trail varies with trees and shade