Northern Spain gets snow

León, December 14th 2008

This video is from Sunday December 14th in Leon, and is just one example of the weather in northern Spain in the last few days.

Many mountain passes has been closed for cars and some you needed chains to be able to pass. On one mountain pass in Asturias, 50 cars needed to be rescued.

Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago will have a hard time on the higher mountain passes these days as well, 40cm of new snow was reported around O Cebreiro a few days ago. Some of this might have melted during the day, but still.

To get an idea of the weather for the next few days, have a look at the TVE weather report. More on this in the forum.

English speaking pilgrims wanted in Sarria

Television de Galicia

The “Instituto Secundaria” in Sarria are looking for English speaking pilgrims. The request is being made by the local English teacher at the school in Sarria. She realized that each day many English speakers walked by their school and that they may be able to help their students in their English studies.

The deal from the school is: An English speaking pilgrim speaks to a group of students for 30 minutes. The pilgrim then receive a “gift card” of 10 euro that can be used in the local bike shop or to get something to eat (I am sure at more places as well, but these two were mentioned in the report.

You can see the whole TV report here (press “Play” in the small video window to the left).