Bread and Wine

I was going to title this “Grapes” because vineyards were all the eye could see for the first 7 to 8 miles of today’s walk.  Then the fields changed quickly to wheat with a smattering of something else,  probably potatoes since I passed a potato processing plant.  The weather was good for walking – upper 40s to low 50s – and no rain.  The walk today from Najera to Santo Domingo was short, just 13 miles, so I took my time and enjoyed the sights and sounds.  One of the pictures I took shows bunches of grapes in their early stages.   Another shows workers in the fields pruning the vines. Notice the rows with green stems laying on the dirt and the rows without.

Each pilgrim does their own Camino.  Today I passed a couple taking a break from their own Camino!   I also took a break from mine!

I got a little chance to explore the metropolis of Santo Domingo de la Calzada (population 6,600 not counting pilgrims) this evening.  I did find a little bar where I had paellas and vino tinto for 11 euros.  Yea!

Thank you all who are continuing to pray for a safe and fruitful pilgrimage for me.  The prayers are working but don’t stop yet.  You will be in mine.


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5 Responses to Bread and Wine

  1. Layne says:



  2. Carol Witsken says:

    Really enjoying the posts. You are in our thought and prayers daily!!


  3. Barb says:

    Love reading about your journey. Keep the posts coming.

    Barb & Tony


  4. Kathy says:

    Such gorgeous fields! I love the one of you relaxing!


  5. David says:

    I don’t have any deep thoughts or words of encouragement to pass along today, but I recently referenced a Steven Wright quote which led me to look up a few others. So for a good laugh…”Everywhere is within walking distance… if you have the time.” “Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring? I answered, How To Build A Boat.” “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.” And lastly, “All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.” We’re continuing to pray for you and a safe journey Dad!


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