Beautiful flowers along the way. Australian Alburgue and communal vegetarian meal that was awesome. I spoke at length with a woman from Russia on one side and a Finn on the other while Ken chatted with Australian mate. Nadine
Month: June 2017
The man responsible for the yellow arrows along the way, marking our path. You can smell them before you see them and Celtic village. Nadibe
Beautiful walk today and only 15 km. Ahhh. Nadine
Mark, you’re gonna love this. Running w da cows. Nadine
Fabulous salad for dinner!
Have seen these structures at all the farms, yet no idea their purpose; Sculpture in San Xulián; the Way; another interesting structure whose purpose is a mystery; bridge into Melide.
Melide is bigger than I thought – small city. And it’s market day today. Always makes finding one’s lodging more complicated. Thankfully the fruit lady helped with directions and was very accommodating when I asked her to speak slowly. Then there are the helpful signs advertising the albergue.
Thanks to Jessie for posting pics of my fur babies on FB! Looks like they are well cared for. Thank you everyone! 💕
Fun on the way up the mountain to Foncebadon
1) Cowboy bar at El Ganso
3) Cowpoke Allison
4) Look closely
5) The view from Foncebadon
Two misc shots
1) Town hall meeting with some folks in traditional Maragato costume.
2) Anew use for my hat while collecting laundry.
The Astorga Cathedral and Gaudi “Bishop’s Palace”
The inside of the bishops palace was amazing.
I was a little nervous that after 2 days off in Astorga the walking would be tough today. It did indeed start out that way but after about an hour we got in a groove and flew up the mountain to Foncebadon before noon. That’s about 26km (16mi) in about 6hrs.
It was hot but the air up here is nice and the village peaceful.
Last Camino there was one Albergue here. The growth in Camino and the opportunity it has provided have obviously been a boon to the town. There are now 6 Albergues and several restaurants.