Day 22 – Cuerres to Sebrayo

We left early and hiked through the small village of Cuerres and then into another small town where we found and stopped at the first coffee shop open. Grace needed an espresso. There was a wild group of locals in this bar, who were loud and raucous. They were still celebrating the holiday from which…

Days 20-21 – Pendules to Illanes and then Cuerres

Grace and I both awoke after great rest at 6. Our roommate was still asleep. We got up to leave, carried everything quietly downstairs and then, in the red-tiled, entryway, repacked. Our host arrived, bearing bags of fresh bread, jam and fruit to fix breakfast for his other four guests and greeted us in Spanish….

Half-Mast

Originally posted on caminowalk2016:
For weeks now, flags have been flying at half-mast. It is a consistent reminder that there is much to grieve. It is like as a culture, we are all grieving, but because of the impact of multiple events one after another, we cannot finish grieving, so are left raw, and sometimes,…

Day 19 – Serdio to Pendules

I awoke as I heard others getting up, while it was still dark. The bathrooms were out of TP that morning! I wondered if THAT was what our host had told me in Spanish the night before: “Here’s where you find the toilet paper…” But too late now! After I dressed and packed I decided…

Day 18 – Camillas to Serdio

I slept well the remainder of the night. People awoke at 530 and began to gather their things. They had switched on the light in the central room and left the door open to the sleeping area, so the light was shining in my eyes. I turned over to try to sleep longer, but they…

Day 17 — Santillana del Mar to Comillas

I awoke at 5 on a Monday morning in my fancy, tiled room. Considering that I had climbed into bed at 530 pm, slept an hour, then awoke and stayed in bed resting, praying, reading, watching a bit of Spanish TV, texting with grace as she began her journey over to Spain, then falling asleep…

Days 15 & 16 — Santander to Santiallana del Mar

I awoke in our third floor, fine room in Santander and while everyone slept, I got up.  I read three more chapters from Ezekiel and was perplexed by the strength of God’s judgment found in those chapters. God is serious about sin in people, serious enough to come to make a way out! As I…

Day 14 – Guemes to Santander

I awoke at 430 am. Climbed down from my upper bunk in the dark, landed on my aching, complaining feet, gathered my backpack, sleeping bag, stuff sack, etc and made my away around my eleven sleeping roommates, walked outside onto the balcony and followed that to the large room where we had had our evening gathering the…

Day 13- Santoña to Guemes

Received in prayer August 31: “Son– I am ending this month with a promise I wish you to hold onto.  A word which I, not you, will fulfill. You will see what I long for and experience what I am doing. You will walk with my powerful love. You will experience my light. I will walk…

Day 12 – Islares to Santoña

Today at 7 when dark still we left to begin the journey from our hilltop albergue with the great view over the sea, through Laredo to Santoña. We walked up the street from our albergue, passing the road to our friend’s campground where I had swum the previous day, and onto the 2-laned highway. I…