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Early Starts

It is good to get an early start each day, especially during a current heat wave, when the temp gets to 90 by noon. And so we leave by six or a little earlier, when it is still dark here,


As with so much else on this trek, it a blessing in disguise to leave before dawn. To hear the rising of the dawn chorus of birds, to watch the landscape appear in its beauty, to feel part of the re-awakening of the world.

For example, on our way yesterday from Atapuerca to Burgos , we were treated to the moon setting…


and the sun rising...

And then, shortly after, as we finished the day’s opening tough climb, a surprise at the top. Notice the sneakers hanging… an extra touch of the human, yes?

Sending love

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Guest
Jun 18, 2022

Dear Lee & Cynthia, Thank you for sharing your stories! We have just returned from our much shorter walk on the Camino Portuguese. What an amazing experience & I feel so lucky to have spent the time with my mother! There were a million small moments of grace - a breeze when we needed it, a beautiful view, a gift of an orange... & many that were thrilling for their grandeur... like the pilgrim mass at the cathedral in Santiago, which was such a moving experience! Just a little note for your planning, if you attend the evening pilgrim mass (19:30) & sit in the transepts (side arms of the church), you will have the full experience of the swingi…

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William O'Connell
William O'Connell
Jun 16, 2022

Yes! Early to rise to see the rise over the rise. Keep rising!

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Hey Lee, got to be tough walking in this heat. We are approaching Bourdeaux and it’s in the 90’s here, but we are not walking! Our travails have been about lost luggage, canceled flights, and the like. Blessings on your walk today 🙏

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Guest
Jun 16, 2022

Amazing throw to get the sneakers there….

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