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Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas

Aidan21

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Last week I walked from Burgos to León and I noticed that from Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas the route is accompanied by trees on the left hand side. Trees that provide much appreciated shade from the sun. This is a distance of approximately 37 kms and the trees are spaced at 10 metre intervals. So I reckon over 3500 trees were planted by the Way to provide shade to the pilgrims.

I don't know who thought up or implemented this wonderful idea but I am pretty sure the people who get almost all the benefit from it are the pilgrims. To those who thought of it, paid for it and implemented it and who do not get the immediate benefit of it, I say 'Thank You'.

Aidan
 
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You didn't say which of the routes you took. I did the Roman Road several times and don't remember shade trees but that was years ago.
 
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I very much remember the planted trees on the left hand side. Even a bench or two along the way - and I took a much needed break on one of them.

I don't remember where on the route they were, but, yes, God bless the locals who took pity on those who had to walk in intense heat for that loooong distance without shade, and who spent the time, money, and effort to provide relief.
 
Last week I walked from Burgos to León and I noticed that from Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas the route is accompanied by trees on the left hand side. Trees that provide much appreciated shade from the sun. This is a distance of approximately 37 kms and the trees are spaced at 10 metre intervals. So I reckon over 3500 trees were planted by the Way to provide shade to the pilgrims.

I don't know who thought up or implemented this wonderful idea but I am pretty sure the people who get almost all the benefit from it are the pilgrims. To those who thought of it, paid for it and implemented it and who do not get the immediate benefit of it, I say 'Thank You'.

Aidan
That's exactly the number of trees I calculated along that stretch of the Camino when we walked through there on 2016. A beautiful walk.
 
Last week I walked from Burgos to León and I noticed that from Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas the route is accompanied by trees on the left hand side. Trees that provide much appreciated shade from the sun. This is a distance of approximately 37 kms and the trees are spaced at 10 metre intervals. So I reckon over 3500 trees were planted by the Way to provide shade to the pilgrims.

I don't know who thought up or implemented this wonderful idea but I am pretty sure the people who get almost all the benefit from it are the pilgrims. To those who thought of it, paid for it and implemented it and who do not get the immediate benefit of it, I say 'Thank You'.

Aidan
What! The shade was on the path! I thought they were only decorative things to count.
 
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Last week I walked from Burgos to León and I noticed that from Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas the route is accompanied by trees on the left hand side. Trees that provide much appreciated shade from the sun. This is a distance of approximately 37 kms and the trees are spaced at 10 metre intervals. So I reckon over 3500 trees were planted by the Way to provide shade to the pilgrims.

I don't know who thought up or implemented this wonderful idea but I am pretty sure the people who get almost all the benefit from it are the pilgrims. To those who thought of it, paid for it and implemented it and who do not get the immediate benefit of it, I say 'Thank You'.
In the 1990s they did not exist ; in the 2000s they were a very long line of saplings providing no shade whatsoever.

I too am very grateful for them !! 😎
 
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Last week I walked from Burgos to León and I noticed that from Sahagún to Mansilla de las Mulas the route is accompanied by trees on the left hand side. Trees that provide much appreciated shade from the sun. This is a distance of approximately 37 kms and the trees are spaced at 10 metre intervals. So I reckon over 3500 trees were planted by the Way to provide shade to the pilgrims.

I don't know who thought up or implemented this wonderful idea but I am pretty sure the people who get almost all the benefit from it are the pilgrims. To those who thought of it, paid for it and implemented it and who do not get the immediate benefit of it, I say 'Thank You'.

Aidan
What I remember from this same section of the way was two thoughts, one after the other.

The first was that most pilgrims will not get any shade benefit from the trees, as the trees are on the left and, in the morning when most pilgrims walk, the sun is on the right. The shade falls away from the pilgrims rather than towards them.

The second was that, while there may be fewer pilgrims in the afternoon, they will need the shade much more.
 
What I remember from this same section of the way was two thoughts, one after the other.

The first was that most pilgrims will not get any shade benefit from the trees, as the trees are on the left and, in the morning when most pilgrims walk, the sun is on the right. The shade falls away from the pilgrims rather than towards them.

The second was that, while there may be fewer pilgrims in the afternoon, they will need the shade much more.
In late September or early October, when a lot of pilgrims walk, the sun rises south of east and the shade does fall across the path.
 
The photo I posted above was taken at 10am on October 6 last year. Coincidentally one year ago today. The shade was welcome.
 
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