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alansykes

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Struggling slightly with the 880m of accumulated ascent between Tarazona and Ágreda on the Camino Castellano-Aragonés, Christina Rossetti's poem seemed appropriate:

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

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biarritzdon

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Struggling slightly with the 880m of accumulated ascent between Tarazona and Ágreda on the Camino Castellano-Aragonés, Christina Rossetti's poem seemed appropriate:

Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.

But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.

Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.

Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all who come.

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biarritzdon

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CF11, CF12, CP13, CF14, CA15, S.Anton15, CF&CI15
Ditch Pig16, CF&CP17, CdN18, CM18, CF18, LePuy19
OMG that would hurt!
 
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Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
That's not winding but a straight shot, and all the harder for it. On the other hand, there's more to accumulate at day's end -
Of labour you shall find the sum.

Views, mushrooms, a simple lodging, and the satisfaction of a day well spent - there is so much gladness to be had in the smallest of things.

Your autumnal photo from these heights (in your Westward thread) is very lovely.
Gracias, and buen camino!
 
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