June 25, 2016: Puerta de Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero

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On the way out of Sahagun, we passed by this statue, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of Padre Bernardino.
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Medieval gates still stand in Sahagun, welcoming or saying goodbye to visitors.
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James with the traditional eight-foot staff with attached gourds (for carrying water).
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In contrast to our American utilitarian, severely cost-conscious focus, the Spanish seem to put a value on beauty and history, too.  Even the manhole covers proclaim the proud heritage of the Camino.
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I just love these old stone bridges.
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Another hermitage, this one larger than others we have seen.
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The hermitage was that of Nuestra Senora  de Perales.
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For the first time in Spain, on this stretch I see those huge wheeled irrigation machines that one sees in dry parts of the USA.
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And the dirt has turned quite red.  Reminds me of driving through southern Alabama.
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We haven’t decided yet if we will go to the “end of the flat world” (i.e., Finisterre) beyond Santiago de Compostela, but the graffiti artist clearly has.