- Camino(s) past & future
- CF-Fisterra-Muxia (Sept/Oct 2017)
Just past Calzadilla de la Cueza the Camino makes a split (before Ledigos). You can take the path by the road or the path into the woods. In the Bierly guide the route is marked green, in the Camino Companion gps app it is marked blue. I choose the woods route (green/blue). About 10 minutes in a man jumps out of the forest waving a shotgun & yelling. Thanks to Google translate I was able to understand that he and others were hunting and it was dangerous to continue on the path. Let me reiterate this was ON the Camino itself, not off the Camino in some field. I turned around to go back to the route by the road and related the message not to continue to at least 8-10 others. When I got to Ledigos I explained what happened and showed photos to the person working at the albergue and asked if they could please call the police. I don't have any idea what the hunting laws are in Spain but SURELY hunting anywhere near the Camino can't possibly be right!! I took a photo of the hunter, the exact gps location of the "split" I'm referring to (note the direction of the blue arrow is going opposite the direction of the Camino since I had to walk back) as well as marker where the split is located (you can see in the photo the Camino separating into the 2 paths). Will try to upload the pics. My phone service is flickering. Hopefully the authorities can get out and put up a sign or something b/c this is crazy.