Spirit trumps pain on Camino de Santiago
Remains of a medieval convent marked the entrance to the village of Castroveriz Wednesday. We believe the ruins of a castle were perched on the hill above town.
Our 18-mile walk Wednesday was delayed several times for some foot doctoring for both of us. Our work was rewarded by an excellent albergue meal of lentil soup, salad and pot roast followed by superb flan for dessert. Bed and dinner for 15 euro (about $19) each. We sat with three Australians we met yesterday, plus couples from Michigan and Berkeley.
We have journeyed about 170 miles, a bit more than a third of the way. The physical challenge is great, but the feeling of camaraderie and adventure easily outweighs it most of the time. Pain and exhaustion are part of most days, but we feel part of something that is difficult to describe. The Camino spirit is strong.