JALGSI TARTUST SANTIAGOSSE

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Santiaagooo!!!

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Täna hommikul nii umbes üheteistkümne ringis seisime mina, Kriuks ja Harjavars viimaks Santiago katedraali ees. Kriuks: mônda aega pärast seda, kui ma need kingad endale sain, hakkas mu parem king miskipärast kriuksuma. Nüüd on ta kriuksunud juba sadu kilomeetreid ja ei ilmuta vähimatki märki sellest, nagu tal oleks plaanis kriuksumine millalgi lôpetada. Harjavars: kuigi ma ei tea, kas see rännukepp, mille ma Prantsusmaalt Miradoux’st oma eelmise asemele vahetuseks sain tegelikult ka kunagi harjavarrena on aega teeninud, igatahes on ta kangesti harjavarre moodi. Kuidas iganes see ka tegelikult ei oleks, ta oli mul Santiaagosse jôudmisel väga toeks ja abiks.

Kirjutada oleks veel nii môndagi ja pilte on mul ka päris palju, aga tik, tik, tik, aeg tiksub ja arvuti sööb raha. Nii et seekord see kanne kahjuks nii lühikeseks jääbki. Homme pärastlôunal jôuan ehk siin asjadega nii kaugele, et saan edasi Atlandi ookeani poole kôndima hakata. Seal vaja veel sellised kohad nagu Muxia ja Fisterra üle vaadata. Midagi kindlat ei oska selles osas veel öelda, aga vôib juhtuda, et järgmine kanne tuleb juba kodust (kuidas ja millal ma sinna jôuan ei ole üldse veel selge), kuna see arvutikasutamise vôimaluste otsimine on lihtsalt üks paras stress.

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This morning approximately 11 am the Squeak, the Broomstick and I finally stood in front of the Cathedral of Santiago. Squeak: slightly after I got these shoes the right shoe started to squeak. It has been squeaking for hudreds of kilometers and does not show any signs of stopping to squeak. Broomstick: the walking stick that I got from Miradoux in France looks very much like a broomstick, although I don´t know whether it has ever been used as such. In any case, it was a lot of help for me on my way to Santiago.

Of course, I would have many things to write about, but unfortunately the time is ticking and the computer is devouring coins. Therefore, this blog entry will be really short. Tomorrow afternoon I will probably already move further towards the Atlantic Ocean – I need to check out Muxia and Fisterra there. I won’t say anything for sure, but it is possible that I’ll do the next blog entry only after I get back home (when and how I will get there – this is not clear to me at all as yet), as looking for the opportunities to use a computer is quite stressful.

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detsember 14, 2012 at 11:19 p.l.

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León: vanasti elasid siin lôvid / León: Lions Used to Live Here

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Nii väitis mulle üks eile ôhtul kohatud hispaanlasest palverändur. Nad olla Aafrikast siia tulnud. Sellepärast olla Leóni vapilgi lôvi. Mine vôta kinni … Eesti vapil on kolm lôvi, aga millal lôvi viimati Eesti metsades nähti, selle kohta ei oska mina midagi kosta … Karusid olla aga selles Hispaania piirkonnas veel praegugi – midagi millele môelda, kui ma oma kôndimisega jälle pimeda peale jään, mida mul kipub endiselt pea igapäevaselt ette tulema. Igatahes, jah, nüüd olen jôudnud Leóni ning Santiagoni on jäänud veel ümmarguselt 300 kilomeetrit kôndida.

Viimastel päevadel olen suures osas koos ühe Alini-nimelise rumeenia noormehega kôndinud. Tema alustas augustis koos sôbraga jalgratastega teed Portugali poole, Marseille’s aga varastati tal jalgratas koos kogu varustusega ära – ônneks jäid alles dokumendid ja raha. Selle asemel, et meelt heita, otsustas ta jalgsi jätkata ja Santiagosse kôndida.

That’s what a Spanish pilgrim who I met last night told me. Apparently, they came from Africa. That’s the reason why a lion is depicted on the coat of arms of León. Who knows … There are three lions on the coat of arms of Estonia, but I have no information about when the last lions where seen roaming around in the Estonian forests … Some bears still live in this region of Spain – something to think about when I leave too late, want to cover too long distances and end up walking in the dark, something that still tends to happen to me almost on a daily basis … In any case, I have reached León now, and roughly 300 km remain until Santiago.

The last days I have been walking a lot with Alin, a guy from Romania. He started out by bike with a friend in August with the plan of biking from Romania to Portugal. In Marseilles, his bike was stolen along with all his equipment and belongings (luckily he had his documents and money in his pocket). Rather than despairing, he decided to continue on foot and walk to Santiago de Compostela.

Since slightly before Burgos, I have been walking on La Meseta – a huge plateau, most parts of which are at the height of about 800-900m from the sea level. The weather has been chilly, but sunny. During the daytime the temperature is a few degrees above zero, at night it is below zero. It has not been snowing, but as I will have to cross two mountains before getting to Santiago, there is still hope to see some snow on the way.

There are lots of leaping pilgrims now to be seen. Most of them started in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Now that they have covered half of the distance, most of them have developed a foot problem of some kind. Two nights ago I met an Australia lady: she can only walk if she puts on her boot and tightens the laces, if she takes the boot off, she cannot step on the foot … It is always easy to give good advice to other people, but I am no different myself …

Unfortunately, due to the technical reasons, this blog entry will also be without any photos. I hope to be able to use a slightly more modern model of a computer at some point. At the same time, I am not sure, whether I will be able to do another blog entry before getting to Santiago. As far as I remember, the albergues (pilgrims hostels in Spain) in Galicia, do not have any computers, and even if they do, I am unwilling to pay a fee that tends to start from 50 cents per 10 minutes: in ten minutes I cannot even start to think … Unless something unexpected happens, in about ten days from now I should definitely be in Santiago.

Natuke enne Burgost algas pihta La Meseta – see on merepinnast valdavalt 800-900 meetri kôrgusel asuv platoo. Ilm on olnud siin karge, kuid päikseline. Päeviti on paar kraadi plusspoolel, öösiti langeb temperatuur alla nulli. Lubatud lumi jäi tulemata. Ees seisab veel kaks mäeületust, nii et lund on veel lootust näha küll.

Tee on siin nüüd lonkavaid palverändureid täis. Enamus neist alustas oma teekonda Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port’st. Nüüd, kus neil pool teed on kônnitud, on enamusel tekkinud üht- vôi teistsorti jalavaevus. Kaks ôhtut tagasi kohtasin ühte austraalia naisterahvast: kui ta saapa jalga paneb ja kôvasti kinni nöörib, siis saab ta kôndida küll, kui aga saapa jalast ära vôtab, siis ei saa jala peale toetadagi … Nojah, teistele on alati lihtne head nôu anda, aga eks ma ise ole samasugune pôikpäine.

Kahjuks ka seekordne blogikanne jääb tehnilistel pôhjustel ilma pildilise tôendusmaterjalita. Ehk millalgi järgmine kord näkkab kaasaegsem arvuti. Samas ma ei ole üldse kindel, kas mul veel enne Santiagot môni vôimalus avaneb oma blogi täiendada. Minu mäletamist mööda Galiitsia alberguedes (palverändurite hostelites) arvuteid eriti ei ole. Ja kui isegi oleks, siis minu käsi ei tôuse maksma tariifi, mis algab 50 sendist kümne minuti eest – kümne minutiga ei hakka mul isegi môte liikuma … Kui midagi ettearvamatut ei juhtu, siis kümne päeva pärast peaksin küll juba Santiagos olema.

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detsember 5, 2012 at 9:50 e.l.

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