- Camino(s) past & future
San Olav/CF ('16)
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In 2017, there appeared to have been a recent fire which had decimated the forests along the path above Villafranca. I didn't really see many trees until I was approaching Pradela and these were all chestnut. The views were superb.Camino Frances- 23rd, September, 2014 We walked from Cacabelos to Trabadelo, via the Pradela route.
I went , because while I must have seen that, there is zero memory of it. Nada.Vitoria/ Gasteiz obviously 2019
Hey, Caryn,Me as well Sabine! I'm sorry that I didn't find information about the photographer and the exhibit at the time. I've tried since but haven't found anything. I think this photo is a self portrait of the photographer. @ivar and @SYates , as Santiago residents, I'm wondering if you know anything about this exhibition?
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Beautiful. This is a view of the kind of path (and the photo Sabine posted earlier) that I would look up at and think...'a perfect camino path'. Unless of course it was a pouring rain day turning it into a mud bog I probably would have taken at least 20 photos of the same view.From the opposite direction at the bottom of said hill:
Well it was raining. But that was one of the places where the walking was friendly, unlike a few other places that day which had been more than a little gnarly. And yes, that was precisely the thought I was having when I took the photo! The quintessential Camino path.Unless of course it was a pouring rain day turning it into a mud bog I
If you look closer we didn't finish our beer either. People who know me personaly also know that such a thing is a pure fake news or at least science fictionK1, you guys didn't finish the bread...
OMG, that's...a ton of food!
Postre? Just one thin mint???
Warmly welcome back, BTW! (Please do mind your Ps and Qs...we prefer having you around to being away...)
Kinky, a salad is a salad, no matter how big. Rather it's those huge hunks of meat that has me salivating...yum!Sorry guys but I'll have to break the rule of one photo per day if I want to tell this story. And I have to start it with a video on top of it... Is that OK? In my defense I can only say that in past one month I couldn't post (can not tell why or I won't be able to post for another month )
Well here it goes. It happened in 2015 on Camino de Levante one day after Avila in a small village of Gotarrendura (which is said to be a birthplace of St.Teresa of Avila, BTW, and also on Camino Teresiano towards Salamanca). There's this very nice albergue but no tienda. And the restaurant where this happened is now reportedly closed as I know.
I met this guy from Madrid a night before in Avila's municipal albergue and since we were the only pilgrims there we decided to go for a supper in mentioned restaurant. First course came, insalata mixta as is very common in Spain and while I was surprised because of the quantity of it my pal wasn't. He's saying something like "no problem, it's not much, it's just a salad, this will go through me easily" in this video:
What happened next is captured in these three photos:
The word "quirky" reminded me quickly of the quirkiest check-in at an albergue I've ever had on five various caminos. It was in the near ghost town of Ciruena. Notice the owner's pen he used and apron he wore. He reminded me of "Ramon" in "The Way". We had our own room, but something creepy about it made me sleep with the lights on all night to keep bedbugs away.A very quirky...
Hahaha, he reminds me of Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick in this photoThe word "quirky" reminded me quickly of the quirkiest check-in at an albergue I've ever had on five various caminos. It was in the near ghost town of Ciruena. Notice the owner's pen he used and apron he wore. He reminded me of "Ramon" in "The Way". We had our own room, but something creepy about it made me sleep with the lights on all night to keep bedbugs away.
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Funny. It just goes to show how many different views there are of the world. I liked the place.He reminded me of "Ramon" in "The Way". We had our own room, but something creepy about it made me sleep with the lights on all night to keep bedbugs away.
He spoke no English and there was only one other Italian couple staying there, so I didn't get to appreciate hearing any stories as I speak almost no Spanish. He had the cutest dogs that he loved!Funny. It just goes to show how many different views there are of the world. I liked the place.
He had been a professor (I think in Barcellona?) and bought the albergue before the ghost development happened. He was smart, opinionated, and had some really interesting stories.
I absolutely love the way the plane trees (a variation of the sycamore) are trimmed as "stumps". I hear they sprout plenty of their big green leaves in the hot summer months which makes wonderful cool, shady colonades. Maybe someone can provide a photo as I always walk in spring.Briviesca. Camino Vasco Interior. Plaza Mayor.
Tomorrow. I already posted mine for todayI absolutely love the way the plane trees (a variation of the sycamore) are trimmed as "stumps". I hear they sprout plenty of their big green leaves in the hot summer months which makes wonderful cool, shady colonades. Maybe someone can provide a photo as I always walk in spring.
Awww, you are kind, but only if it is no big effort. I never saw the shade they provide so assume you sometimes walked in summer.Too many of them. I'll just continue with my Levante in this thread for now but I can make a collection of them and send it via e-mail if you really want
Kinky, did you wonder why you found so many hairs in your sleeping bag the following morning?this one was maybe the most bizarre, in a funny way, because it is in a classroom used also for evening classes for hairdressers But the bathroom was really nice and spotless
Yes in a way but in 2014 it wasn't completely finished so the place where the cells were (now dormitory) was then still empty. I was searching for a place with minimal draft and I found it behind the reception desk. So strictly technically I didn't sleep in a prison cell. It still awaits me someday somewhere. Will reportDidn't you stay in the former jail cells in the albergue at Grajal de Campos on the Madrid?
Kinky, those sunflowers are amazing! Looks like a good reason to go in the fall.Are you in lockdown? Can't cleep? Or extremely bored? You can start counting
(coming to Nava del Rey on Levante, 2015, the belltower of the church can be seen on the left side of the horizon, barely)
On Levante once you get past Toledo/Avila the temps drop but before that for ten days or so I had to walk in 40-48C and never below 25C in the night. Not one drop of rain during that time. My tech equipment started to die on me but obviously I survived. And I never ever started walking earlier than 8am (on any of my Caminos). So I guess it can be done. What was most annoying is that a lot of bars were closed in the heat peak of the day, damnOhhh, that would be too hot for me...no can do! Bummer
Everyone will now be coveting this room in the future...you may have to book earlier next time!
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