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.