In Carion for the night staying in an Augustinian parish turned albergue run by the nuns. Santa Maria. Now you all know I am not Catholic. Vespers at 5.30, singing nuns at 6, prepare communal dinner at 7, mass at 8 and dinner at 9. I am immersed in the entire Camino experience, as you can see.
Almost half way to Santiago which is hard to believe really. My aging body is holding up quite well actually. Some sore spots on feet and lumbar pain by days end but all in all not too bad.
Some sad stories on this Camino. Parents carrying ashes of son who overdosed. Father and daughter trying to cope with death of wife/mother 5 months ago. Break ups. On and on. Hard to understand the Camino experience until you walk day after day after day.
27 km walk tomorrow with the first 17.2 without water or good available. So we have stored up with fruit nuts hard boiled eggs and mucho water. Ha
So far we have stayed in a monastery, 13thC hospital for peregrinos and this converted Augustinian parish attached to the Santa Maria church.
We are on an area known as the Meseta which is flat big blue skies and field after field of wheat and hay. It is said this is the mentally tough middle portion of our walk. We will see.
Love you all and will update in a few days.