3 June: Calzaldilla to Sahagun

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Absolute flatness was replaced by small hillocks.

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Dead straight was replaced with gently curving paths. And just like the way took twists and turns, so did my mind. I could not find a straight track anywhere!
Thoughts of pilgrimage as a metaphor for life were interrupted by swarms of bugs that took all our concentration to fight.

20140603-150122-54082239.jpg Fascination at the straw/stick/mud houses took the mind wandering to the three little pigs.

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Bushes, glorious in golden splendor, inflicted hay fever symptoms.
An ancient man wielded a scythe in his field. Another man leading a pitch black donkey wearing a cat skin over its nose like a hat stopped us for a full five minute conversation of which I understood nothing. I wondered if I was seeing things, but the kids were adamant they also saw the four pussy legs dangling.

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Deep furrows grabbed Levi’s attention. Multi-coloured fields looked like a patchwork quilt – no longer do we see mostly various shades of green as the backdrop to the reds, blues, purples, yellows and white of the wildflowers, but also browns and yellows.
Ella-Rose arrested any possibility for deep thought when she said, “Is there such a thing as a sardine airport? I was just walking along talking to myself and I found I was saying sardine airport over and over.” Seems like she was having as much brain trouble as I was!

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Then we’d have sworn we were in Hobbiton, but evidently it was actually a little pueblo by the name of Moratinos. Other pilgrims seemed to fly on through, but we were captivated by this wee village.

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Destination: Sahagun
Distance:: 24km
Cumulative Distance: 686km
314km to go to 1,000km
Weather: still 24 degrees when we came out after dinner at 8pm
Dinner: salad followed by mixture of chickpeas, lentils, eggs, peppers, garlic, and MORE veges……shared with Samuel from France who bought the wine and dessert biscuits, Jean-Marc (also from France – of course!) and Laszlo, a gentleman from Hungary, who recognised us from when we walked two years ago!

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All prepared in the most amazing kitchen I’ve ever worked in…..see the window?

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Here it is from the outside, the one above the door:

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And just for you Robbie, a picture of the sausage we used….in memory of all the chorizo taken from you at Auckland Airport.

20140603-201639-72999964.jpg photo credit: Levi

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5 thoughts on “3 June: Calzaldilla to Sahagun

  1. Oh you are making my mouth water. I am obsessed with all things camino at the moment as I plan for my second VdlP in September. Also, I lived in Sevilla for a few years so the sight of chorizo makes me homesick! It’s a long way from Sevilla to Wanganui but they both have their wonderful moments. I wish you and the kids a wonderful day and look forward to the next installment. Bless, Grace

  2. Lovely countryside – but a shame the hay fever dims the experience. Hard to work out the window-unless the walls are a metre thick!

  3. Beautiful scenery. Nice to catch up again with someone you met before. What an amazing coincidence. You are having some good times. Well done. Sardinia airport perhaps?

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