Walked from Palac del Rei to Arzua
Again had a good walk I planned to go til Ribadiso which is 26 km. but got there at noon and felt it was to soon to stop so walked another 3km. to Arzua. Got a nice hostel right on the Camino so will leave early tomorrow morning. Thank you all for your mail, read it all over a late lunch.
Today I walked with Ann from Atlanta, I have seen her off and on along the way. Ann is walking the Camino to get help for her grieve. She lost her son in an accident and tries to make some sense of it, Ann does not carry a pack she ships it from hotel to hotel but when she walks you can see her internal burden. She is living a mothers worst nightmare. I stopped in at the next church to thank God to have spared me this kind of loss and to give Ann strength.
The Camino is now very busy but it is nice to hear young people joking and laughing. I always hear comments when thy see the canadian flag on my pack, right away thy start talking to me in english and every day someone says thy have family in Canada. At the hostal I was asked to take my boots off by a young hostalero and when I said how can you ask a grandmother to take her shoes off he said "grandmothers sit at home and knit and do not walk for 33 days" but he did carry my pack to the room. The first photo we walk out of the village, the second is the path the third is the cafe con leche.
Big Hug to all