D-4, Apr 25, Jaroslaw to Przeworsk (Poland)

We learned our lesson avoiding mud yesterday, so we clung onto the highway route, a US 101 type route with an 8-inch shoulder! Most vehicles changed lanes to avoid us and/or keep from spritzing on us. Still drizzling all day and the temperature dropped to 43 deg F.

When we arrived at Przeworsk, we waited a bit at one of the churches,  and like many, the interior was locked except for an antechamber that allowed you to kneel, peek through, and pray (see pic). The kilometer marker has us tallying a good distance (today another 15 km–9 mi.)

Lucasz arranged for us a stay at another Benedictine Monastery for  Nuns, but not without feeding us a scrumptious lunch/dinner. Also learned that Lucasz has his doctorate ABD, scheduled for his final oral defense in June (dissertation is on the Polish Camino Neteork of some 5000 km).

Looking forward tomorrow to sunshine and warmer weather.


  1. Jackie Williams — 04-25-2016 at 7:41 pm

    Loving your posts! Sharing from the beginning with Katie this evening… So exciting to see the progress you’ve already made just 4 days in. We are tracking you daily on Find Friends app – you’re 5,233 miles away from us! Praying for better weather tomorrow… Lv Jackie and family

  2. Rosebuckleyo — 04-26-2016 at 3:26 am

    Hope you get som California sunshine. BTW who is Lucatz? Was that the priest? Love you and miss you.

    • kurt — 04-26-2016 at 7:38 am

      Lucasz was Eddie’s contact who also tried to provide me a formal invitation to Poland for my Visa. Very nice fellow who has been trying to help out.

  3. Joyce Summers — 04-26-2016 at 11:55 am

    Looks like muddy paths or shoulder-less highways are currently the walking choices. You tried one, now the other. Both not ideal, but I think you and Eddie are right about preferring the highway. It sounds like the drivers are aware of you guys walking on the side and doing their best to make room for you. Cold, wet weather is still hard, but you are making progress, another 9 miles! Hoping warm, dry weather is around the corner.

  4. Joyce Summers — 04-27-2016 at 5:48 pm

    A lovely view of the church through the frame of the small window.

  5. Joanne Lopez-Rojas — 04-30-2016 at 11:38 am

    LOVE those beautiful churches..Can’t imagine you walking in all that mud in those sandals??
    Sending you sunshiny thoughts and more BIG hugs..JLoRo