May 1st, 2018.
Cirueña to Redecilla del Camino, Spain. Camino de Santiago.
I have to admit, I am liking the ‘sending my pack on’ idea more and more. I am enjoying the Camino again. My body is getting used to the long jaunts and not tiring from the additional weight as quickly.
Today is May Day, a public holiday in Spain. I was fortunate to walk through Santo Domingo de la Calzada this morning while the celebrations were happening.
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As I wandered around the festival, I was given what looked to be a large yellow biscuit with Santo Domingo’s image on it. They are not to be eaten but was told they were given in love and good spirit. I love that.
There is a legend surrounding chickens and miracles where 700 years on, there are live chickens kept in the Cathedral. I saw the chickens, along with the ‘backup chickens’ out the back!!
I continued on wandering, walking by many canola fields, up and down hills. I did not see too many pilgrims on the trail today. It was kind of nice for it to be quiet after the last week. It’s been like a freeway of Pilgrims!
When I finally arrived at the village I’m staying for the night, at the Hotel Redecilla del Camino, I received a very warm welcome, was shown my private room (!!) and then visited with a new friend also staying at the hotel. She’s been suffering from tendon issues for the last few days and had had a short day, being given amazing service herself upon arrival by the management here. Seriously the Hotel Redecilla del Camino was a lovely, warm and gracious place to stay.
A delicious pilgrim dinner finished off my day – the soup was a regional speciality of ham and noodles and the dessert similar to a vanilla custard with a chocolate swirl. It’s was all amazing.
I’ll rest well tonight after 19km under my belt.
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