Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 12: Run-Walk Across d Philippines

I started the Eastern Visayas leg in Liloan, Southern Leyte at 7:30 this morning after a cup of coffee in the Liloan parish retory.. I wore the pair of sandals. My feet felt fine and the blisters fully healed. It was a very pleasant trek along the sea. By 10 am it was raining hard and I used my northface jacket and my umbrella to keep myself dry.

I reached the parish in Consolacion, Sogod at 4:30 pm after covering 32 km. The parish priest wasn't around and only the secretary was left. There was a problem in accomodating me since there were 50 parish catechists who were having a seminar and they were sleeping in the rectory.. I wasn't expected since I didn't write a letter to the parish priest beforehand. Providentially, the parish priest (Fr. Litoy) of a neighboring parish sent a message asking me to have dinner with him & stay in his rectory. We were in the seminary together and we haven't seen each other for over 27 years. So I was delivered to his parish rectory. This where I am now. Tomorrow I will be delivered back to the Consolacion and resume my journey on foot up to Mahaplag.

1 comment:

ksam said...

So happy to hear your feet are recovering. Prayers for you will continue. God Bless and keep you safe. Karin