Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Santa Catalina de Somoza

Another very hot day. However, I will try not to use this as an excuse to complain. Coming to the end of the flat lands of the meseta. Approaching ever closer are snow capped mountains. In the next couple of days there will be a physical challenge equal in intensity to the Pyrenees. I will be ascending to altitudes upwards of 1500 meters. As of tonight, I have just another 257 kilometers to Camino de Santiago.

Rather sad news. Linus - a Canadian from P.E.I. who started his Camino two days before me has succumbed to a heart attack. I met him along the path but did not know him too well. I dedicate the rest of my own Camino to him and to his family.

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful pictures! Hope you can post some more. Wow - a 36 km day, and you got up and walked again the next day. You won't find the 2 mountains coming up nearly as challenging as the Pyrenees - piece of cake now with all those miles under your shoes.
    What a shame about the Canadian. Wonder where he was and how soon he got help?
    Keep on truckin'