Thursday, 23 June 2011
A quick note from Toro
Day 38 of the trip, 33 days walking - 770 kms from Valencia
I´m writing to you from Toro just round the corner from the magnificent church (above) of the Colegiata of Santa Maria la Mayor consecrated in 1174. I´m sorry I haven´t written sooner but since Toledo I have been totally in the grip of this pilgrimage. I can´t think about anything else. Every day along the way I think of stories to tell you but they disappear as fast as they come as we walk on through magnificent countryside. Some of the walking has been tough - going over the mountains, rising up to the hilltop town of Cerebros where hang gliders jumped off the cliffs and passing the halfway mark of this trip a few days ago at some 1300 metres above sea level. It has been hot. Most days by the afternoon the temperature is in the mid 30´s. As you know that can be hell to walk in.
We were really lucky to be joined by our friend Rebekah who has written about her days with us. It was a joy to share some miles walking with her as we passed through little towns and villages - getting lost and getting found again! Rebekah and her husband Paddy provide a hugely valuable ministry to pilgrims in their home on the Camino Frances and I count myself lucky to be their friend.
I´ll tell you all my stories then!