- Past OR future Camino
- Except the Francés
I confess to not remembering, but I will ask my friend. She might remember. I remember that the road was very quiet, if there was one vehicle while we walked along that was it. The heading I put on the photo at the time was “18km straight on”. Your sleuth skills are highly polished!
I just checked with my friend, and yes, she Agrees, and thinks it is between Mansilla de las Mulas and Bercianos. We saw them again on our way from Santiago back to Bilbao, a long train journey to help slow down the return to ‘normal’ life! On Gareth’s thread, walking now, the growth is luxuriant!
My preference is to walk during late Spring through Summer so that I get to enjoy two Summers rather than during the European Autumn when I prefer to be back home, tending my garden during the NZ Spring.Is it because you usually walk the camino in Spain's fall season?
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Camino Frances. Iglesia Parroquial in Villar de Mazarife on the way between leon and Hospital de Orbigo. Amazing construction techniques with what appears to be a mixture of plaster embedded stones and small bricks. Not a great photo when you consider there was a plaza just to my right and I am sure someone has a better one.
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I love seeing far off mountains or villages on a hill top in the distance and know my own two feet will get me there eventually...very satisfying.This stretch of straight road walking after Villar de Mazarife is awful on a hot afternoon, but quite lovely on an April morning at dawn, with the snow-capped mountains to be crossed day after tomorrow getting larger on the horizon.
There was a mention of a "walking somewhere else" thread - I've got a lot from my hikes in Iceland to contribute to that! What's the title?
Oh, good! ☺I've got a lot from my hikes in Iceland to contribute to that!
Yes, isn't it amazing?I love seeing far off mountains or villages on a hill top in the distance and know my own two feet will get me there eventually...very satisfying.
I actually had the exact same epiphany as you did on my first Camino as I turned around and saw Pamplona sprawled out in the distance...quite overwhelming in a pleasin way. It makes me smile even now as I think about it.Oh, good! ☺
Look forward to seeing them.
Yes, isn't it amazing?
Looking back is fun too.
I had an epiphany on my first time over the Alto de Perdon. Looking ahead I thought, "Wow, I'm going further than I can see." Then I looked back towards Pamplona and the penny dropped. Already, just 3 days in, I'd come from farther away than I could see. It was such a confidence-building 'Woaaahhh' moment.
I love that view, too. It was shortly after leaving O'Cebreiro when the orange clay roofs were replaced by charcoal gray flagstone tiles. I saw a big flagstone quarry in the distance upon leaving O'C.
I slipped on the loose rocks and fell right about where you took the photo.
Are you sure that's not a parking garage for road repair vehicles? We could use it here in Canada to park snow plows in the winter.One of those things that creates a flurry of questions, mostly along the lines of 'What were they thinking?'
This has to be the ugliest religious structure in Spain, and it wouldn't have been cheap to build. Capella San Olav, near Covarrubias, on the Camino San Olav. (To be fair, because it was locked, I don't know what the inside looks like - for all I know it's gorgeous.)
Over that hill and a few kilometers along is Santa Maria de Lara, on the other end of the beauty spectrum.
If you ignore the arrow and take the next right you can detour to visit the lovely lonely visigothic church of Santa Lucía del Trampal.
Might as well be a tag team with Alan again today. This is a shot of the Desfiladero itself, with my pal Alun standing in front to give you a sense of its majesty.The Carrocera cascade, shortly before entering the Desfiladero de Los Calderones, on the Olvidado.
Around Gaucin in southern Spain (where they have the white villages) there are lime/whitewash smelters that are somewhat similar, and in Death Valley, CA, there are similar ones that were used for making charcoal. No idea if either of these is correct, but human ingenuity is ubiquitous and tends to replicate widely. FWIWWhat's this - a smelter of some sort? (We didn"t know.)
Near Elizondo on the Baztan.
Ah. So that's what that is, and who that is.The statue is of the poet and dramatist Ramón Valle-Inclán. You can also find him sitting on his favourite Alameda Park bench in Santiago.
What a face!I thought I’d post this one of Antonio Machado
Oh! I missed that somehow...maybe too busy taking photos. It makes a lot of sense. But then so does a charcoal kiln. I guess we will never know.Didn’t we decide it was a place to store snow and make ice?
I thought I’d post this one of Antonio Machado
Exactly! My immediate reaction was the same as yours VNwalking!!What a face!