The Camino Norte

Day 6. Saturday 22nd September….Forest walks and a shortcut.


It is a fantastic sunrise across a forested valley that sees us leaving the monastery. We are sent on our way by the monks who have brought us a simple breakfast of as much coffee as we can drink, bread and jam. This is exactly what is needed to fuel the steady climb through the forest that covers much of this early walk. The quiet solitude among the trees is calming and aids early morning meditations as Mike and I find our own pace and I soon find myself on my own to enjoy the strengthening rising sun. I find myself singing for much of the morning and enjoy this lightness of spirits.

We meet up in the odd isolated village before setting out again, following the arrow and shell through the countryside.



The path is often a narrow and ancient…

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