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On the Camino: One Day at a Time, one Photo at a Time 4.0.

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O Cebreiro
landscape

photo taken November 8, 2004


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The first time I arrived at O Cebreiro
the weather was cold, but glorious with blue sky and bright sun.

Thrilled, I shot this view to show the distant landscape tenaciously crossed.day after day.

...It remains a memento of an intense effort.
 
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April 25, 2019 - Ribadiso to O Pedrouzo - Meditation theme: Optimism
With this wet weather we've been having, the spring aromas of the Camino forests have been pleasantly enhanced. After lunch today we walked through a couple of cedar groves - what a great scent! Later, we walked through stands of very tall trees whose bark was peeling off in long strips (see photo). But they were not dying, there were leaves on the branches way above our heads. And when you took a deep breath … what is that aroma? … it's familiar … sniff … it smells like … sniff, sniff … I think it is … sniff … yes … it smells like a cough drop! We are walking through a stand of Eucalyptus trees!

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Puente La Reina-Gares
Calle del Crucifijo, night

photo taken October 23, 2013

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Calle del Crucifijo is named for the
Iglesia del Crucifijo; the church
is in turn named for a famous crucifix displayed inside.
In this view the curve of the church apse is visible on the right/north side of the calle.

A covered passage links the church
to the Convento del Crucifijo on the left/south side of the calle; a private school, the Colegio de los Padres Reparadores, occupies the space.

Both structures are part of a UNESCO world heritage site.
 
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April 26, 2019 - O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela - Meditation theme: Gratitude
We left O Pedrouzo early, and at about 10:00 we caught our first glimpse of Santiago. Knowing that it was really and truly Santiago de Compostela after 32 days of walking gave me goosebumps! And a few minutes later, down through the buildings we had our first sight of the cathedral towers. Our afternoon in Santiago kept us very busy, yet elated, with the kind of feeling one gets after having successfully achieved a dream goal. I am sure I must have attracted some curious looks as I walked around with a big grin on my face! Because the cathedral was ‘closed’ for repairs in preparation for the Jubilee Year of 2021, the Pilgrims’ Mass was held in the Church of St. Francis, a few blocks away. Happily, the cathedral was open for tours. And here is the cathedral that evening. ¡Qué camino!

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nearing Castrojeriz

photo taken October 23, 2004

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This view was taken as I approached on the Camino Frances. On the distant horizon at the entrance to Castrojeriz the CF turns west continuing for 1200 m. as the longitudinal spine.

Castrojeriz evolved from an antique castrum to an important pilgrim stop/major municipality of interconnected levels along the slope of a broad hill during 1000 years of history
 
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Two today.

Hostal/ restaurante Hermanos Gutierrez at la Brujula ( before Burgos ) on the Camino Vasco Interior.
Simple but very good. Catering for the truckers, local workers and passers by.
We were supposed to stop three k. before and stay the night at the albergue municipal at Monasterio de Rodilla but seems the two bars/ restaurantes in that vilage close on the same day and the last shop is permanently closed. So the nice hospitalera aka spouse of the mayor suggested us the hostal further on.
I called the hostal directly and got us a much better deal than when using a bookingapp. Everyone happy.

 

Bill905

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2019
I would like to thank everyone on this forum for your patience and comments during this virtual Camino project. It has brought back so many memories, and I have come away with a few thoughts:

First, I must return. I have learned so much from your wonderful posts, and incredible photos, that I now have a much more enhanced perspective.

Second, I really appreciated the support from so many of the local residents while on the Camino. It will be a pleasure to return and do what I can to help with the post-COVID economic recovery, and to show that international support for El Camino is strong.

Third, in order to return, some basic goals are needed. Therefore, the current plan is for my granddaughter and me to complete the Camino Português in the spring of 2022. She is really excited about that. Then shortly after, hopefully in May of 2022, it will be the Le Puy route with a fellow CF ‘pèlerin’ from France. Fingers are firmly crossed!

Until we meet again, Buen Camino!

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Bill905,

Thank you for sharing your photos/comments in this thread; they were a joy to see/read. Please do keep us up to date on your future plans for walking in 2022.

Whenever/wherever you go
Buen camino.
 
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Speaking of swings in Galicia...
If you are walking the Ingles out of A Coruña, and encounter this naked fellow on a swing, you have gone too far along the river, and need to backtrack about 500 m to find the turnoff you missed. I have to say it was sufficiently amusing to make the mistake worthwhile.
(I looked it up to find it is by Ramon Conde and is called El Columpio)
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