Camino de Santiago | Day 7

Los Archos – Logrono

18.53 | 107.23 miles

+ 1,901 | -2,105 feet

I began walking before the sun. Because it was overcast, I didn’t quite see a sunrise – it was more ambient light as the road became increasingly visible. Someone in our bunk room had set their alarm for 5:30, so everybody was up early. I was thankful again for my peanut butter since breakfast was only bread with jam.

A hint of a sunrise.

I was on the road by 6:30 for the 18 mile walk to Logrono. Although lurking nearby, I did not find Waldo this morning. Yeah! However, I also couldn’t find my wallet. I realized this while not too far the auberge when I stopped to buy something to drink. I unpacked most of my bag in the store, and could not find it. My other credit card, ATM card, et cetera were in another wallet, so I still have money. I walked back to the auberge to look but still no wallet.

Each day I look for a stone. My default is a heart, but I looked for a bridge on my way to Puente la Reina and a shell in honor of the wine fountain yesterday. I found a round stone as soon as it was light to represent my hope that my wallet was simply lost somewhere in my pack. I carried hope in my pocket all day.

Viana above the olive trees.

I took a break in Viana, the 12 mile point. On the way out of town, I spent some worship time with Chris Tomlin. I found it hard not to wonder about my wallet as I walked today. I had my hope rock, but I also tried to let any anxiety go. I have other resources and did not lose any ID, so all in all it’s really OK.

The song “How Can I Keep From Singing” played, and these words spoke loudly to me today:

No storm can shake my inmost calm,

While to that rock I’m clinging.

Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,

How can I keep from singing?

I made it the 18 miles to Logrono. A festival began here yesterday, so the streets are full of people. I have my window open to listen. After a rest and shower, I’ll head out. However, I don’t plan to walk around too much with another long day tomorrow.

… And I found my wallet deep in my pack!

Buen Camino

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One Thought to “Camino de Santiago | Day 7”

  1. Rhonda Perry Knecht

    Michelle, Love seeing the pictures of your travels and hearing about your journey! Glad you found your wallet and light stones to carry with you on your trip. Thanks for sharing and safe travels during the rest of your adventure!

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