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One Day at a time, One Photo at a Time (Part 3)

Camino Chrissy

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27 September 2009 - walking into Conques on the Le Puy. A stunning place. I remember this place with great fondness, and a memorable dinner in a beautiful restaurant with my beloved.

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One of my very favorites on the Le Puy, such a magical village!
 

SabineP

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On every Camino there is always a night when I treat myself to luxury. Ever since I started my first Camino my parents gave me an amount " to get you a decent treat ". Quite sweet and really not needed seeing I'm already in the working force for 29 years. But still a nice gesture.
So from the Camino Portugues in 2015 in Ponte de Lima.
Nice staff and good breakfast.
Did not see the spa.
 

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Camino Chrissy

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Theatregal

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Wow, I never realized it was so big! I must not have looked back after finishing the watermelon he gave me when I looked back.
I think, over the years (since 2012) there have been alterations to the structures there. I've seen photos and references on the forum since then that don't seem to show the larger barn part.
 

VNwalking

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best decision ever
Thanks for posting the pic of such a gorgeous place, Chris.
Encore! One a day, please. 🙃

My contribution for the day is...(I have no idea until I go into my photo files and see what grabs me today)...

I may have posted this already - if so please forgive me. Walking into a rainstorm close to Portomarin - we pilgrims have it easy as compared with dairy farmers in Galicia...we go home, but they have to work in the rain year in year out.
 

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Camino Chrissy

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Thanks for posting the pic of such a gorgeous place, Chris.
Encore! One a day, please. 🙃
I only posted the one picture in days...so if we comment on someone else's pictures it counts against us?.. sorry I'll be more careful.
 

VNwalking

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so if we comment on someone else's pictures it counts against us?
Not if you keep giving us gorgeous photos like that, it doesn't! :)
I meant the one a day comment as an encouragement for similar photos, every day. I'm sorry if I was not clear.
(It is natural that there is some back and forth, but first we need the photos...they are the point.)
 

SabineP

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A hearty empanada somewhere in between Santiago and Finisterre.
Notice the toytruck that I had to guard.
That day I met a young German couple with a toddler in a stroller. They took longer breaks so the child could do some playing and running around.
 

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VNwalking

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Stephen, that's an amazing display you have offered us! Wow.
And Sabine is sharing her empanada as we hang out with @Ann&Pat by the Rio Tejo.
I'm feeling a lot of gratitude in this moment for the collective sharing and all the wonder this post is giving us. Thank you, each one!

In 2017, four of the Baztan Five met up in Irun-Hendaye and spent the first day together walking from there up towards Bayonne along the Voie Littoral. By about here, I imagine they were getting tired of me blathering on and on about how amazing the rock formations were. Looking back towards Irun from somewhere before
St. Jean de Luz.
 

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SabineP

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The small waiting room of the Centro de Salud in Azofra on the Camino Frances. The friendly hospi absolutely wanted me to see a GP because of an infected toenail ( I was not worried seeing this big toe issue comes back regularly due to my hallux valgus ). But to the clinic I went. GP and nurse were wonderful and joked around with a big bottle of Iso Betadine :cool: .
Another one of my " daily life " pics...
 

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peregrina2000

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In 2017, four of the Baztan Five met up in Irun-Hendaye and spent the first day together walking from there up towards Bayonne along the Voie Littoral. By about here, I imagine they were getting tired of me blathering on and on about how amazing the rock formations were. Looking back towards Irun from somewhere before
St. Jean de Luz.

I was with you and I don’t remember any blathering. But I do remember being amazed, too. BTW, there is a stretch on the Norte, the Ruta del Flysch, which has similar amazing rock formations. Well, it’s not exactly on the Norte, it’s about two kms away from the camino, on the coast between Zumaia and Deba. Which means that most people sadly miss it!
 

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I was with you and I don’t remember any blathering. But I do remember being amazed, too. BTW, there is a stretch on the Norte, the Ruta del Flysch, which has similar amazing rock formations. Well, it’s not exactly on the Norte, it’s about two kms away from the camino, on the coast between Zumaia and Deba. Which means that most people sadly miss it!
We sadly missed it Laurie, what an amazing coastline! It actually started to pour rain later in the morning the day we walked from Zarautz to Deba. The entrance to Deba was quite treacherous on the cobbles going down to the town. We were pleased to see the elevators!! Thank you for your photo.
 
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VNwalking

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Ruta del Flysch
Those are world famous rocks. ☺
Seriously. If you want to poke your finger in the layer of stuff left after the asteroid did in the dinos (the 'K-T boundary') you can do it there - and there is more!

It's part of the Basque Coast Geopark:
"[Zumaia] has two beaches (Itzurun and Santiago), which are of interest to geologists because they are situated among the longest set of continuous rock strata in the world. Known locally as the "flysch" they date from the mid-cretaceous period to the present, a time period of over 100 million years. The K-T boundary is present at the Itzurun beach, and fossils can be found, notably of ammonites. The strata stretches along a distance of about 8 km, between the towns/beaches of Deba and Getaria, with Zumaia lying in the middle."
(Quoted text From Wikipedia, image below from https://www.geo.vu.nl/~smit/biscaye/zumaya/zumaya4000_75.jpg)

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peregrina2000

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Those are world famous rocks. ☺
Seriously. If you want to poke your finger in the layer of stuff left after the asteroid did in the dinos (the 'K-T boundary') you can do it there - and there is more!

It's part of the Basque Coast Geopark:
"[Zumaia] has two beaches (Itzurun and Santiago), which are of interest to geologists because they are situated among the longest set of continuous rock strata in the world. Known locally as the "flysch" they date from the mid-cretaceous period to the present, a time period of over 100 million years. The K-T boundary is present at the Itzurun beach, and fossils can be found, notably of ammonites. The strata stretches along a distance of about 8 km, between the towns/beaches of Deba and Getaria, with Zumaia lying in the middle."
(Quoted text From Wikipedia, image below from https://www.geo.vu.nl/~smit/biscaye/zumaya/zumaya4000_75.jpg)

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I remember the first time I walked the Norte, in Villaviciosa, we met an American Geology professor who had just finished taking a bunch of undergraduates to somewhere in the UK and was now having his own geology tour in Spain. I asked him why he didn’t just bring the undergraduates to Spain and he told me that this geology was way too complicated for his undergraduates. It is just gorgeous, but apparently very complex.
 

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Peregrinopaul

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Those are world famous rocks.
Thank you for posting this fascinating information about the flysch coastline. I had not realised how spectacular the outcrops actually are. The Norte is definitely going on my bucket list.
The exposures at Zumaia were important in the early controversy surrounding the Alvarez theory about the KT boundary extinction. Dr Peter Ward, an eminent palaeontologist from the University of Washington, was one of the initial sceptics. By coincidence he had been collecting ammonite specimens from Zumaia Beach about the time that the Alvarez theory was published. His criticism was that the evidence at Zumaia indicated a gradual dying out of the ammonites before the KT boundary, not a sudden extinction event. He later reversed his opinion after extensive investigation of the exposures, and those at near Hendaye.
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What book is that from, Paul?
OK, so back on track, sort of, but in the same vein...sorry for the diversion...
St. Jean de Luz, on the Voie Littoral, between Bayonne and Hendaye. We had a very satisfactory lunch just across the street from here. I wish I had known about those KT boundary deposits near Hendaye at the time...

The gorgeous wooden boards with the yellow flecha on the Camino Vasco Interior.
And no graffiti! 😊
 

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Camino Portuguese- May 2016. Tui to Porrino. Having left Tui the path continues to the medieval bridge over the Rio Louro, Ponte da Veiga, but the path doesn't cross the bridge, it goes to the left and along the Via Romana XIX. This fountain was in this vicinity.
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Ibañeta pass, 2020-10-07.
The day before, the weather forecasts were announcing bad weather, with a lot of rain. I was coming from Vézelay and during the discussion with a pilgrim friend, I decided to take a rest day and he went over the Napoleon road. In the evening he called me and told that forecasts have been right: rain, rain and more rain.
Next day, I started to walk towards Valcarlos in in a cold, moist fog. After about one hour, emerging from the mist, I found a marvelous autumn day: nice temperature, sunny, everything the pilgrim can ask for!

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Drying laundry across the upper floor stairwell in the Guesthouse Frade in O Cebreiro

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We had to do the same with our laundry in our accommodation, Pension Kaixo, in San Sebastian in 2018 on the Camino del Norte. It was over the light well and quite high up of the ground. Unfortunately, we didn't take any photos! Luckily nothing fell off!
 

Theatregal

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We had to do the same with our laundry in our accommodation, Pension Kaixo, in San Sebastian in 2018 on the Camino del Norte. It was over the light well and quite high up of the ground. Unfortunately, we didn't take any photos! Luckily nothing fell off!
:) It was such an efficient system for drying the sheets - especially as it was a chilly rainy day! There was a fire in the wood stove in the room below so heat was rising. There was something so aesthetically pleasing about it!
 
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Camino del Norte- April, 2018. Irun to Pasajes de San Juan. Views of Irun, Hendaye and France from the high route, one of the watchtowers built during the 19thC Carlist Wars. Two photos needed today. ;) Hope we haven't posted these before!
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Hope we haven't posted these before!
Nope! The 2nd one clearly shows the whole sweep of coast between Hendaye and St Jean de Luz. Lovely.

I also don't I also don't know if I posted this before. The off-road path between Valcarlos and Roncesvalles is really very special.
 

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SabineP

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The octogenal church in Torres del Rio. Not the best quality picture. Camino Frances in 2011.

Wonderful church. Such simplicity. Devoid of any architectural distraction.

 

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There was a café open.
Ahhh, that day...Tuesday in Monasterio de Rodilla! (Word to the wise - absolutely everything is closed, including the albergue.)

Villavieja on the Invierno. I was trying to imagine the bustling place it must have once been when it was the village for all the people who kept the nearby castle going. Now it is extremely quiet, and well off the beaten track.
 

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Camino Chrissy

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SabineP

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Sharing food on the Vasco Interior 2019. La Puebla de Arganzon.
One of those nondescript places from the outside, so typical for rural Spain. But when you get inside the comedor is full of life.
Always follow the locals and the workers when they go for lunch.
 

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☺ Thank you, @SabineP , for the lovely memory!

The amazing interior of the Parroquia de Santo Tomas in Haro, on the Vasco. This town is a day's walk from Santo Domingo de la Calzada on the Frances, well worth the detour - especially if you are interested in wine (I'm not, but loved it anyway!).
 

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