Contemplating from Alburgue window... Do I really want to start my days walk now?.... in the rain?
So I'm off anyway!
Saying goodbye to Mariah who is taking today off to help heal her tendinitis. I am assuring her I know where I am going. She has been the great charting and map person for the Grannies on Camino!
This photo shows the fun start to my day! Rain or shine you take your cows to pasture! Umbrella in hand with cows on tow ropes its off to the pasture they go
Leaving the comforts at Ribadiso and heading out in an unpredictable weather day.... lends a mixture of anticipatory excitement and dread to the day
Looking back at Ribadiso as I exit town
Daniel from Barcelona on the left and Moses from Pamplona on the right were fun to meet and talk with on the path today. They discussed how they wanted "their Moms" to walk the Camino...after all they said ...Mariah and I had come all the way from the USA to walk it , they thought their Spanish Mamas should hit the trail in the ease of their own country. I gave them some tips from Mariah and my experience how to "ease" their Moms into the Camino experience. Moses and Daniel have walked the Camino a few times each. Notice their footwear are Crocs.
Pilgrims in front of me on the path as the sun comes out for awhile
Beautiful as the sun filters through the trees after the rain had stopped
Enjoying the new varieties of tree combinations today
Loved the clouds and glistening grass between showers
This week I noticed the farmers are plowing under last year's crops & preparing for upcoming spring planting
View from our hotel window in Rua.... So happy to finally arrive here and be out of the rain and off the muddy trails!
Off to prepare for our big day tommorow!
Mary and Mariah
Grannies on Camino