Camino Day 10-The strong, silent type. Itero de La Vega- Fromista 9 miles

Slowest and most painful day thus far on the trip. Blisters all over my feet. Met a solemn and earnest young guy, about 22, named Sebastian, with a somber temperament, who didn’t take the work of life as a joking matter.  I almost didn’t start talking to him because of the grim look on his… Read More Camino Day 10-The strong, silent type. Itero de La Vega- Fromista 9 miles

Camino Day 9-“You look ethnic. What are you?” Burgos- Itero de la Vega 38 miles

Today I walked with a five foot tall girl from Michigan that had a shapely, curvy figure.  She ran ultra-marathons, the longest being 50 miles.  She said her larger figure was a result of an endocrine system imbalance in her insulin levels. We gradually became acquainted through the first few hurdles of small talk. “I thought you… Read More Camino Day 9-“You look ethnic. What are you?” Burgos- Itero de la Vega 38 miles

Camino Day 7-“And what of the bonds you will form?” Santo Domingo – Ages 36 miles

I bid farewell to Rollie at the 26 mile mark today.  We weighed the options aloud as to what the moral implications of biking “The Meseta” would be.  The “Meseta”is the 200 km stretch from Burgos to Leon that was the flattest and hottest of the entire trip. He told me about his job teaching… Read More Camino Day 7-“And what of the bonds you will form?” Santo Domingo – Ages 36 miles

Camino Day 6-A Hell of Heaven. Logrono-Santo Domingo de La Calzada 35 Miles

“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”- John Milton, Paradise Lost One of my favorite albums, Plastic Ono Band, came out a year after the breakup of the the Beatles, in 1970.  John Lennon was transitioning into a career as a solo artist and trying… Read More Camino Day 6-A Hell of Heaven. Logrono-Santo Domingo de La Calzada 35 Miles