The guitar concert in Carrión de Los Condes was an unexpected treat. A professional musician played classical guitar for 45 minutes in the church for a gathering of about 75 people. I ended up running into the guitarist, Roberto, at a restaurant afterward, and I got to know him over dinner and a pitcher of wine.
I also attended the pilgrim mass after the guitar concert which was unique from the other masses I’ve attended. First of all there was a real singing nun! A young sister played some simple songs accompanied by electronic keyboard and guitar that added to the proceedings. There was also a very cute little guy of 8 or 9 who was assisting the priest as a server. He hovered by the priest’s side for almost the entire mass performing his duties very seriously…mature beyond his years.
The walk today to Calzadilla de la Cuevas was only about 10 miles in very nice weather. The trail was primarily over an old Roman road that has been in continuous use for about 2,000 years. The road was built up above the fields and wetlands to make it passable under any conditions and it serves the Camino pilgrims nicely.
Calzadilla de la Cueza is the smallest village I’ve stayed in so far. Not much to share as a result, and I am a bit concerned for my dinner prospects!