Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Day 14 2 June from santo dDomingo to Granon via monastery of Canas






Rob gets a donkey badge award ...from me...


He carries my backpack to the bus station ... I catch the bus to the little village of Granon and he walks the 7 Kilometres.


This is what I see from the bus...peregrinos walking.. As we whizz by..


The flash of a field of flowers ...


This is what Rob sees as he walks...


And that is the reason that we walk... So that we slow down and see ... The wonderful details of life.. And talk to people..


Time to stop and stare.. And smell..


This cross marks the spot where a local from Granon and a local from Santo Domingo fought to the death over 43,000 bits of land.... The guy from Granon won!  


Wonderful rich red soil.. Famous in this area

The way is always marked..



Entering the little village of Granon..


The auberge adjoining the church... 


We are the first to arrive....it's not a promising entrance.. And even though I have read that this auberge is one of the top 12 most popular voted by all peregrinos, I am wondering if this is a big mistake...


A few hours later...


This is where we sleep.. Mats on the floor


The registry where we sign in... Check where people come from.. Have only met one South African...

The church garden so valued for its serenity ..


Peregrinos relaxing in the  little church garden ...


This couple have walked from Holland... 1500 km already...!! He turned 63 a couple of weeks ago.





Isn't this amazing? The accommodation is by donation, and here is the donation box... 
Give what you can or take what you need...


Everybody mucks in to help make supper.. Huge bowls of ensulata - salad- and lentil stew with panne


Communal supper for 30...


After supper we go through a private door into the back of the church, upstairs - maybe one village sat here separated from the rest because of feuding? we are asked why we are walking.. It's fascinating to hear each persons brief story..





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