Day 27 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

My walk today to Rabanal del Camino took place under sun, light rain, sun, and heavy rain. Thankfully the overall distance was a relatively short 13 miles.

I am now heading into the foot hills of another mountain range that will involve more elevation and lower temperatures over the coming days.  The land has a mixture of pines, heather, and lavender that produce some stunning visuals.

Rabanal del Camino is a delightful small, old village that seems almost entirely focused on serving pilgrims on Camino. I have a nice room in a hostel that also has a great pub/restaurant that has a decidedly Celtic feel to it. A small, cave-like church is right across the street run by a Bavarian order of monks. I attended the daily Vespers  service this evening in which the monks chant psalms in Latin – very beautiful and peaceful as well.

I have a very long walk tomorrow that will bring me to a high point early in the day dominated by a large cross around which pilgrims have placed a massive mound of stones…more on that tomorrow.

 

4 thoughts on “Day 27 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

  1. Keep going Chris you are getting close to the finish line, I think you have about 12 more days walking?
    Were so happy you have had this awesome experience. Were anxious to see you back home!
    XO- Jeanne & Mark

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    1. Can’t wait to get home and to the lake to be with you all. Getting close I think you are right 10 more walking days! Thx Jeanne!

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  2. Awesome Chris. This is one of my top spots on the Camino. So loved that little church and the Monks. I think I stayed in the same place as you! Thanks for helping me remember!

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