Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life.– Rumi
Ledigos to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos
The full moon was low on the horizon and bright enough to light the way as we walked through Terradillos and on to Moratinos for breakfast. When Fi added a doughnut to the breakfast order I thought aliens had taken her away overnight and replaced her with a double! All this walking needs to be fuelled. I know I’m losing weight because the slack in my belt has got longer.
The walk to Sahagún was about 10km and took us into the province of Palencia. We will be in small villages for the next two days and I expect most things will be shut on Sunday so we stopped to get supplies at Sahagún as it’s a town with shops, pharmacies, ATMs, and bars for a hot drink and use of the facilities.
After Sahagún and just before Calzada del Coto the Camino divides with an alternate route through the countryside rather than along the road. We take this alternative and walk the next 12km on our own, only seeing a couple of people in the far distance and a tractor working in a field, oh, and some sheep.
As soon as we leave Calzada del Coto we can feel the energy of the open expanse and it feels exhilarating.
We met a lot of familiar faces today including Fiona from Adelaide who we first met on our second day way back in Larrasona.
It was a great day walking with nice weather, walking meditation, many birds and a few flies.
The height profile doesn’t show the alternative route but it’s similar. We walked about 30km on a gentle rise.