D-5, Apr 26, Przeworsk to Lancut

Brutal day: started w/36deg cold, but sunny getting all the way to 46 deg (Eddie loves the cold). Walked 14 miles, and felt it (am not yet in a groove, but am getting there; maybe another week. Everything aches, but I expected that. The good news is that we gained another day on our itinerary.

We walked again on a no-shoulder highway to avoid yesterday’s mud. Trucks are fabulously polite, changing lanes to avoid us–impressive. We theorize that the highway is a better semblance of the Via Regia than some zig-zag route through ag fields.

Eddie again has penetrated the ecclesiastical network and landed a nearly new Catholic School / Nuns’ Residence (same building) for overnight lodging and meals. One young nun speaks English perfectly and she as well as the Mother Superior are most hospitable. They’re all astounded by our goals! Six-o’clock mass after a scrumptious meal rounded out our day.

At the center of Lancut is the Castle, one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland dating back to the early 16 hundreds. We passed by (see the pic) but had no time to visit! 

The picture of the church (ext & Int) were the starting point of asking for lodging for two needy pilgrims. 

3 Comments

  1. Joyce Summers — 04-26-2016 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! 14 miles is an impressive day of walking. Glad the sun came out to warm the day a little. Tom and I looked at your walk on the map. The highway looks like it passes through lots of farm land and some towns too. It is wonderful that Eddie & Lucasz are finding such generous hospitality at the churches, monasteries, and convents along the way. Every day is filled with new surprises. Thank you for sharing your journey with us despite your weariness. Rest well.

  2. Joyce Summers — 04-27-2016 at 5:46 pm

    I forgot to mention the amazingly decorative ceiling of the church.

  3. Joanne Lopez-Rojas — 04-30-2016 at 11:35 am

    Looks like a very needed rest stop..You have such a wonderful and free spirit..Big hugs from me..