Germany, May 8 to May 18, 2011

This pilgrim statute about 500 years old, well preserved in a little church.

Start at the pilgrim statute in front of the cathedral in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

I walked 165 miles of the medieval pilgrim’s path through Germany; headed toward Santiago, Spain. Carrying a small back pack, I found a bed in a private home or small hotel every 11 to 20 miles. No reservations, no worries. The countryside, with yellow blossoms of grape seed, green wheat fields, and enticing forests, was well marked with the shell of the pilgrim. Slightly rolling with lots of flat, paved paths along the Rhine River.

Beautiful weather, chocolate ice cream every afternoon in yet another charming village.

Cuckoo birds in the forests. One is fine, more, well it was enough to drive me cuckoo.

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