Petra tells me this blog is not much of a living blog. I must agree that I have not done well with it. That is mostly because I have no computer of my own and it gets the last attention of the day when I get to a computer. Well, three days ago I arrived in Santiago by train after a fine 5.5-hour ride across the country from Avila, a ride that included sun, rain and an ice storm. It was interesting to ride the trail along the same path we walked along the Via de la Plata in 2005. Now they have a high-speed track between Orence and Santiago. It only took 35 minutes on the train while it took us five days for the same distance seven years ago.
It was good to be in Santiago again after two years plus away.