Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016
Ko Olina looking toward Nanakuli Head, Oahu, HI, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 29, 2014

Mission Espada Volksmarch - Tuesday, December 9

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, Susan, Darren and I walked a 10K Volksmarch from Mission San Juan Capistrano to Mission Espada. The walk started in the Mission San Juan parking lot and took us around the mission grounds and on the half-mile nature trail behind the mission.

Once we finished walking through the mission grounds, we headed across the San Antonio River toward Stinson Airfield. The walk took us to the acequia (aqueduct) that the Indians and missionaries used to water their crops.

San Antonio River near Mission San Juan Capistrano

Historic acequia
New acequia
A Texas "wreath"
From the acequia park, we walked to the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River and followed that trail to Mission Espada. A fire in 1826 destroyed most of Mission Espada. The chapel, some foundations and outside walls of the mission remain.

The chapel at Mission Espada
Unique keyhole door at Mission Espada Chapel
Definitely a great choice for today's walk.

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