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Cruz de Ferro

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Di-27, May 4, 2012.

  1. Di-27

    Di-27 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I would like to visit the Cruz de Ferro, and will be walking the Camino Frances on my first walk this August, however, I am a bit confused as to it's actual location. Can someone tell me if it is on this route? This is one place I need to visit!:confused

    Thank you and Buen Camino,
    Di
     
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    I'm surprised that you haven't been buried with responses. I have heard of the Cruz and have seen many fotos of it, so I was so curious that I had to look it up in a guide and then search for it in Google Earth. It's just west of a village called Foncebadon(km232)--look west of Astorga at the top of a ridge before the decent into Manjarin (km220). Don't forget to carry a stone.

    Good luck--I wish I were going along.

    Buck
     
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    ....and yes. It's on the Camino Frances.
     
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    Yes it is on this route, it is basically between Rabanal del Camino and Molinaseca, I recommend staying in Rabanal del Camino, once you leave there the next village is Foncebadon, the Cruz de Ferro is soon after that. If you stay in Rabinal you will get to it in the morning, maybe an hour walk if I remember right.
     
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    Thank you so very much for your help! I can not wait to be on the Camino and take in everything it has to 'offer' me. I have my stone ready (it's in my pack already ;) ). A friend has asked if I could carry a rock and leave it at the cross for her, is this considered okay to do so...?

    Again, thank you and Buen Camino,
    Di

    "Even if the path is a little blurry, keep walking.
    You'll focus in when you know what you want.
    Then the picture of your life will be crystal clear.
    Just dont ever give up."
    ~~ Unknown
     
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    One constant when it comes to the Camino and what people will tell you is "It's your Camino, do it as you please." Be it not sleep in alburgures, sending your pack ahead, taking a bus if so desired, you're there for you and those that you want to be there for, the Camino is freedom, freedom from everyday life, freedom from what others want us to do, the only thing asked of you is respect to others and the Camino. I see nothing wrong with bringing it for her, it's a personal gesture or moment, what might also be good if she is having you take it for a specific reason or person a note to go along with it would be something to take too, you could read it when you get there so she is there in spirit with you when you lay it down.
     
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    Those are words I enjoy hearing...I am there for me, first and for most!

    Thank you!!
     
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    And Diana, remember, you can pick up a stone too ! Find a nice one on the trail, pack all of the good stuff you experience into it ... and bring it home ! :D

    I still have mine, and pick it up every now and then when I need a boost. :)
     
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    I like that idea Alan! What a wonderful way to remember the reason I chose to take this journey! :)

    Di
     
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    Buen Camino Di.
     
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