Saturday, October 13, 2012

Names and Dawns

On the path between Azofra and Santo Domingo de la Calzada
"Blessed are you pilgrim, when you contemplate
 the "camino" and you discover it is full of names and dawns"

This year I re-walked some of the Camino Frances that I had walked in 2008. One of the things I noticed was that in certain places, I had very strong associations with people I had met there. In this place, I was strongly reminded of my friend Lyne, who was starting to struggle badly with her knee. Somewhere soon after this I walked ahead while she rested with her husband, then never saw them again for several days- but we heard news of each other from others and were to be re-united in Burgos...

Another 'treasure' of this part of the walk was that because of the heat, it became quite normal to leave early, and many 'dawns' were seen. Truly one of the special things on the Camino.


  1. Thank you so much for posting these beautiful reflections

  2. For me, this is the most beautiful viewpoint on the whole Camino. On both times I walked it, in 2011 and 2012, I had special experiences along this part of the trail. It is a popular scene to photograph, so whenever I encounter it I am always reminded of those special times. Thank you for your blog!

    1. Yes, I love this part of the walk as well, where you can see the path stretch out far into the distance. It was still so very green when I walked in 2012- surprisingly so.