Day 23 Monday October 6th
It's nearly 4 pm. and I've just been for a beautiful 2 hour walk, out of town towards tomorrow's destination. It's overcast today, a breeze, and although it tried hard to rain, there was just the slightest sprinkle. Ideal walking weather. The route followed a fast - flowing stream along the road and then became an unmade, hilly track around farms and small hamlets. No sound but my own heavy breathing and the odd crunch of acorns underfoot. As I was returning back into town, I met a young man from Japan who was seeking out the monastery 'alberge' or hostel, so I was able to direct him. I'm once again looking forward to moving on.
The monastery here has only very recently concluded a special exhibition about Bishop Salvado of New Norcia and his ministry to the aborigines. He was a monk of this monastery and was born in the year 1814, two hundred years ago. See photos (Thanks Kath the great job you're doing on the website, as well as putting up the music for each Sunday).
Monday night, just been to mass and vespers and about to hit the sack. Sending my pack on in the morning and looking forward to a walk, and may be finding the John Brielly book I lost somewhere today when I was checking the route for tomorrow. It was raining a bit as it is now. Anyway less weight and the more I lose the less I have to worry about! See how the Camino is taking over my life. You'll just notice so much difference!!! Buenas Tardes. Miguel