14 • Las Pedroneras

Looking at the temperatures forecasted for today I decided not to spend another day in San Clemente but to hit the road. I left the hostel just before seven and, using my headlamp for the first hour, walked in darkness and first light. It was cool, refreshing and energizing, felt I had made the right decision.  A 24 km walk which I expected to take six hours.

The Camino displayed her usual beauty and I thought She may have heard my prayer as initially it was a soft, sand road. However a third of the way into the walk Brother Rocks and Sister Stones were waiting for me, not as bad as yesterday, but there all the same.

  FIRST LIGHT

FIRST LIGHT

  SUNRISE

SUNRISE

  OPEN ROAD

OPEN ROAD

  THE CAMINO A LITTLE LATER

THE CAMINO A LITTLE LATER

  ONIONS SEEM TO BE THE MAIN CROP HERE

ONIONS SEEM TO BE THE MAIN CROP HERE

  YOU CAN ALMOST SEE THE HEAT 34˚C or 93˚F

YOU CAN ALMOST SEE THE HEAT 34˚C or 93˚F

  CASTLE AND TOWER OF SANTIAGO DE TORRO

CASTLE AND TOWER OF SANTIAGO DE TORRO

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  THE REFUGIO

THE REFUGIO

The Refugio  is ancient and new, it was the old Convent the  nuns vacated six years ago, a beautiful old stone building so it feels like it has perpetual air conditioning even though it is like an oven outside and has now been turned into a Refugio.

  BUILT YEARS AGO, SO COOL INSIDE

BUILT YEARS AGO, SO COOL INSIDE

  MY CELL

MY CELL

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