El Camino: Logrono to Najera

Todays trek: Logroño to Najera

We walked from Logroño to Najera today… then another two km to find our hostal. So all in all we walked 19 miles. Yep another step or two and I would have been crawling.

But. We made it. We even gathered ourselves up, walked to a farmacia then dinner and had a great time.

Earlier in the day I overheard two woman talking about getting someone to do something. Could have been a child but was most likely a man. One of the women laughed and said, ”Por gracia o de golpe…”

We try not to stop walking because it’s hard to start up again if you do. But sometimes you need to eat or go to the bathroom or just rest our weary bodies.

So I started thinking about what that woman said. Sometimes you do things by the grace of God and sometimes you do things by force.

This journey has only just begun and there are days that feel like we are moving by force. But it never fails, once our boots come off we see only the grace in our pilgrimage.

Tomorrow is another day and honestly I need to sleep.

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Siempre pa’ adelante!

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About Caro

I am a social worker by training and a peace officer by profession having worked with California’s delinquent youth and young adults for 28 years. I firmly believe that our development as humans depends on our environment and that sometimes we get stuck. As such, I write about those things we sometimes ignore or fail to see until we are forced to pay attention.
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