May 5th

Wonderful day of exploring and testing my limits. I set out for a good cup of coffee (not hard to find in Spain). Found a bakery! The day was looking up!

The town yesterday looked bleak and unwanted, but today was market day! I headed down to the Plaza Major and found the ruins of a monastery dated from 1100’s. I also saw storks actively building a nest.I came across a small plaza surrounded in lilac bushes. I stopped and buried my face in fragrance.

I thought how wonderful it was that I was able to wander the streets of this ancient town and find a moment of joy. I then headed up a tiny street to the market. The red peppers were at least 8 inches long, and such a brilliant red!

Flowers for sale!

how about some nuts?I jumped on a high speed train and cut a week off my journey. I arrived in the beautiful city of Astorga. I love this place! Here my lunch:

I wandered further into the old section and spotted two girls. This could be my sister Tina and I exploring Astorga in 20 years!I didn’t want to eat alone and after wandering around, I didn’t see anyone I knew. I went into a grocery store and bought a salad, a small bottle of wine, and ramen noodles. This was the perfect finish for the day. My little hotel had a balcony off of my room, and I ate my meal listening to the church bells ring.tomorrow I climb 12 miles up into the hills to Cruz de Ferro.

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5 Responses to May 5th

  1. cathyjo44 says:

    What a wonderful UpDate and Fabulous Photos!!
    I love Astorga too!! 💞👣

  2. Noels says:

    I love reading your posts! So glad you caught the train – good idea! Thanks for bringing us along with you!

  3. Tom Hearn says:

    Beautiful !

    Thank you for sharing and allowing me to relive my 2015 Camino. Buen Camino Peregrina. Norma Hearn

    Sent from my iPhone



    Thanks for sharing have enjoyed your updates and beautiful photos👣😇

  5. Jan Coleman says:

    Thank you Rebecca…I’m so proud of you! Your posts are so beautiful and I imagine being there with you.
    BUT, my feet hurt just thinking about all those miles you’ve hiked!

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