Bill still holds his “famous guy” status for wearing flip flops only because his fans have yet to meet James, a 20+ year old with dreadlocks past his shoulders and walking BARE FOOT!
We started to see bare feet imprints this morning and then meet up with their owner. Impressive we must say -especially with the sharp rocky terrain and cold mornings.
We had to giggle last night after our blog posting. We looked at the 34 day walking guide paper and realized that we walked 1 and 3/4 days yesterday.
We are now another day ahead of schedule. Animals….
Day 23 – 14 miles.
We climbed 1,000 feet in elevation – it was a pleasant steady climb. Tomorrow we crest the highest point on the Camino.
There are 3 “recognized” ways to do the Camino – walk, bike or on horseback. Today we saw the first person riding a horse. We were in a tiny Pueblo at the Cowboy Bar no less and low and behold here comes a real cowboy (photo below of Bill’s finger and the horse).
We walked a long another fence filled with crosses made by Pilgrims. It is intriguing how it changes my thought pattern and mood. I felt emotional the first time we saw them – maybe because we were new to the Camino and the crosses were unexpected. Today I felt lighter – carefree – it made me smile.