|Early mornings have great shadows|
|In the plaza in Burgos with Santiago|
|Our new daypacks|
|one of many photos in the Burgos Cathedral|
It was an amazing edifice but I continue
to wonder why the churches are so grand
and people suffer so much in the world. This
was one which was "over the top".
|The cloister in the basement of the|
I just thought I would update all of you who are wondering what happened since my last post. We are happy to say that we are back walking again but now walking without our packs and just a little one for our snacks, water and jackets. We ended up taking 6 days off to rest ourselves and then took a bus for many kilometers from Burgos to Leon (both big cities on the Camino). I also saw another doctor who explained to me that it was not a knee problem but an overuse of the muscles on the shins caused by walking too long and with too heavy of a pack. We started back slowly on Saturday for a short day and then have done 20K Sun, Mon and today and without a pack it is great. We are still tired at the end, but not killing our bodies. THANKS to all of you who have written and expressed concern for us.
|One view of Burgos Cathedral|
|A Gaudi building in Leon which|
is now an apartment building
We have already learned a few things....you cannot plan life on the camino (or elsewhere) and it is better to just go with the flow.
We are not as strong as we might have thought we were, and that is OK. Taking a bus, or having our packs transported is OK and we are still pilgrims. Judging others caminos (or other parts of life) is no good. I had thought before coming that I would not feel successful without carrrying my pack but now feel completely different. People do the camino in so many ways...bike, with suitcases on wheels, with gigantic backpacks, on horse, with bare feet, by bus, with small backpacks....just like life....we all do it differently. I am grateful that we are doing fine and can
|Richard´s new "best" friend in Leon|
|My art journal...I have continued to do|
a little drawing about every other day.
|Happy feet resting on my bed!|
|typical church tower in the countryside.|
We have seen one almost every day and usually
with stork nests.
|Jose Luis ... our backpack angel who|
transports mochillas to wherever
|Cathedral in Astorga|
headband, handkerchief, napkin, placemat, hold the ice on my leg, soak with cold water and wear around the neck, eye mask for light rooms at night, hand towel, belt. That is what we know today and maybe more uses will appear. I am so glad that we each brought one.
Now...enough from us. We look forward to hearing a bit of news from all of you as we continue our travels. We do miss everyone very much and have good time to think of you as we walk "our camino".