Day 16 – walked 16.5 miles from Carrion de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios
Day 17 – walked 20 miles from Terradillos to El BURGO RANERO
Day 18-walked 12 miles from RANERO to Mansilla de las Mulas.
I got hotel with bathtub. Very rare. I soaked my aching body for over an hour in lavender and and Shea butter and almond oil, which I brought from Florida.
Yesterday, 20 miles was a bit too much. I needed less miles today. The good thing is that the past 3 days have been mostly cloudy. Best time for the cloudy days.
Still getting up at 5:00 am and making my protein shakes with vegan protein powder, beets, and mega greens combination. So glad I brought from home. Haven’t seen a health food store yet. That gives me the kick I need to get my day started.
Then along the way there is usually a small town with a coffee shop open and I order coffee with milk and one of their prepared breakfast meals.
I get a cold water every time and drink it all down to stay hydrated. Then off again. I continue to take every day the packets of Trace minerals which keep my electrolytes balanced to avoid dehydration.
I also started filling a plastic water bottle with my turmeric mix to sip along the way to keep down pain and inflammation naturally. It is working. Hope I do not turn orange.
Who knew there was so much to do to keep healthy and pain free along the Camino.
This part of the Camino walk is flat. Wheat fields, already harvested. As the sun rises, they take on a breathtaking deep yellow color. Beautiful. Boring and repetitive and it gives the mind a chance to wander and time to pray.
Most of the time I walk along and others will walk for a while and chat and then move on.
This is a solo journey to experience what God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit want me to learn and see and process. I will write more about the spiritual lessons upon my return as the Spirit leads me.
I do not know how many of you are seriously on this spiritual journey with me and that is ok. If you want to remain anonymous, that is ok also.
Remember to connect every day and pray for your sins and for the sins of those who have harmed you. To ask for forgiveness from God for your mistakes and sins and ask God to help you forgive and let go of the pain and resentments you harbor towards those people is important. Just because we choose to forgive someone for the wrong doing does not say what they did was ok. It just disconnects that trauma from your spirit and allows you to heal and be free and happy.
When I walk through that Holy Door, All of those prayers and petitions will be turned over to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to answer with their divine timing.
Your responsibility is to turn it over and keep believing for the miracles you have requested.
Miracles happen every day. We are just too busy to notice them.
It is now 4:00 pm in Spain.
The most bizarre occurrence happens. 2:00 pm the town shuts town everywhere. They seriously take a siesta. Then at 7:00 pm like magic the town comes alive.
I am usually walking into town at the time they are on siesta. So I have to wait to eat. I never eat this late, 7 pm.
I have eaten many good dishes. Best was leg of lamb, then fish dishes, cod and local fish. Spain Not much for vegetables. Processed meats like chiriso, something like dry beef. Many different kinds of meat and sheep cheese is out of this world.
Everybody eats a lot of hard crusted white bread rolls.
I love the homemade lentil soup. I did not like the garlic soup.
This walking is enduring and methodical. Not for the faint at heart.
Since I am in a routine and my body is conditioned, every day gets easier and time is going faster.
Already Day19 tomorrow. I will be going into Leon. 11.1 miles tomorrow. Want to see around Leon.
Look on the map how far I have walked. Last part of this Camino gets out of the flat land and back into woods and more villages. It becomes more interesting.
I will connect again soon. Love you all. Esther Mae
2 thoughts on “Day 15 -walked 15.2 miles from Broadilla to Carrion de los Condes”
Esther I ❤ you and so proud of you. God bless 🙌
And protect you
Prayers 🙏 🙏 🙏 for each day. So anxious to see you when you get back to FL .
God be with you till we meet again 🙏
I am praying for you everyday and for my own intentions. God bless you and keep you safe Esther. You are an inspitation!