San Martin Fromista

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Castrojeriz to Fromista
Day 20

When we arrived in Fromista, the church door was open, so we immediately went in. St. Martin Church was a lovely, pure Romanesque church.  James Michener wrote about his love for Romanesque and how he preferred it to Gothic. I wondered if this was the church he wrote about, but it wasn’t. He would have loved it.

Facing a 24 km leg, James’s feet hurting, and no bus service to/from an intermediate  town, we elected to take a taxi to Fromista. I ended up being very pleased with this decision since it allowed us to tour St. Martin’s, across the Plaza from our hotel. We had a lovely (too expensive) a la carte  lunch on the terrace facing the church. Lots of problems with the Internet. It is just not robust enough in these small towns to support lots of photographs, and I get tired of fighting it.

Steps Today: 4,508

Author: Camino for Boomers

I am the owner and editor of Bayou City Press in Houston, Texas. As a Foreign Service Officer, I lived and traveled all over the world for 33 years. My new book is "Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike."

4 thoughts on “San Martin Fromista”

  1. Love reading YOU’RE BLOG. Eric set me up but glad you’re doing the walking instead of me. Spend 4 hours at Splashway on Wednesday with grandchildren and I’m still trying to recover. Joan

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  2. I am amazed at the versatility & endurance you and James are both showing. The updates are very interesting & I really like the photos. This has put both of you in “another world” for the time being.

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    1. Thanks for keeping up with us! We really are in another world. No TV and not much news. I love the history, art, and architecture. James is having foot problems, which we are going to have to get checked out since his foot doesn’t seem to be getting better.

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