Maureen Gets to Cruz de Ferro!

Maureen Gets to Cruz de Ferro!

Today (9-23-13) I finally made it to this iconic spit on El Camino de Santiago. It was a little anti- climatic por que I inadvertently took a detour & missed it. Only when my path crossed other pilgrims & I could ask “Did I miss the Cruz de Ferro?” Was I able to retrace (400 meters) & place those stones I’ve carried from all over NYS! The rest of the day was eventful, so I’ll save that for another post.

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Nifty Clock!

Nifty Clock!

This clock is atop the city hall building (I think) in Astorga. On the hour the two figures strike the bell. A bit a “coo-coo clock”. Very cool. When I heard it, I was on my way to buy lettuce & tomatoes for a dinner with an Australian family ( I crossed over the Pyrenees with them 3 weeks ago.) they’re cooking dinner at their Albergue & I joined them for el primerio plata.

Cruceiro Santo Toribio

Cruceiro Santo Toribio

A woman from Ireland tok my photo here ( in San Justo Vega, near Astorga). When we exchanged names she smiled & said her maternal grandmother’s maiden name was “McCarron.” She encouraged me to look on-line for the “McCarron” website, based in Donegal, Ireland. So, my Canadian cousins by the dozens, ever heard of that site? By the way, I have never heard of St. Toribio either!