Sigh. It was closed the day I was in Monforte.The doors of the Museo de Arte Sacro de las Clarisas de Monforte open to welcome the eager visitors waiting in the courtyard.
I do indeed:@VNwalking has the same pic.
Agreed! This stretch in the early morning mist outside Vila do Conde was a tad alarming.
I absolutely loved Molinaseca too, but it never worked out for me to overnight there. I do recall a stellar early afternoon meal in a restaurant downstairs with lovely decor, but do not recall its name to pass on unfortunately; it was on the far side of town, left side of the road.We loved Molinaseca
I heartily recommend the Meson Puente Romano.I absolutely loved Molinaseca too, but it never worked out for me to overnight there. I do recall a stellar early afternoon meal in a restaurant downstairs with lovely decor, but do not recall its name to pass on unfortunately; it was on the far side of town, left side of the road.
Fascinating article Sabine. But can you help me out with "Sempre no camiño"?Camino Francès 2011.
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For those who do not know about Don Elias Valiña.
Walking late one evening in Santiago, nearing San Martin Pinario, we could hear the music of a violin. It took a moment to see her - playing alone in the shadows. We sat on a stone wall, quietly in the dark, listening to a beautiful solo concert, till she finished, packed her violin and left. A wonderful memory.
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Interesting link, Rick!La puerta del perdon, Villafranca del Bierzo:
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About las puertas del perdon on the Spanish Wikipedia. It includes a better picture of the door in Villafranca.
Hi Peregrinopaullovely photo. I’ve been looking at maps of the Norte and a lot of it seems to follow minor roads. Is this so? I’m thinking could be ideal on a bike.
Your view took in my albergue at the tall white building to the right of your photo.
I’ve been looking at maps of the Norte and a lot of it seems to follow minor roads. Is this so? I’m thinking could be ideal on a bike.
There are parts that we remember would be bike friendly but also some parts that wouldn't be. But you might be able to take a different option where it isn't suitable for bikes.
Brought back memories of the bar in Arres on the Aragones. We watched the owner sitting ,peeling freshly picked white asparagus. Next thing she brings over a plate for my friend and I. So delicious! Since then I have loved it...Ok, I need some asparagus education. I thought that the white asparagus were just green asparagus that have been kept in the dark. Either underground or under black plastic. I think that’s right. But I also thought that white asparagus were never sold fresh, just in jars or cans. I guess that’s wrong.
To my taste, there is nothing that rivals fresh green asparagus, I never liked those white slimy things. But I have never had a fresh white asparagus.
So I see.(@VNwalking ... chunky felspar crystals in the bottom right block. Just sayin')
So I see.
Thank you for saying, because they would be easy to miss looking at the photo on my phone. (BTW, Paul, I replied on Laurie's thread about an option for getting from Zumaia to Pamplona.)
Here is the Iglesia San Nicholas in Pancorbo, with its facade only partly visible because the train cuts right in front of it, within meters. The town sits in a very narrow cleft between rugged terrain, and there aren't many other places for the train to go (besides a tunnel, and then it would miss Pancorbo altogether).
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Those sand dune boardwalks were taxing pathways - walking on sand is not an easy task with a rucksack on.On the Caminho Português da Costa between Perafita and the Praia de Angeiras. The camino path follows along boardwalks that protect the biodiversity of the sand dunes and passes by the Obelisco da Memória. We encountered a group of children who were on a nature walk learning about the dune plants and animals.
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When I walked by I thought that was a wonderful setup. At least in good weather.Albergue municipal Cacabelos. The cabinetype rooms with two beds each.
We looked at these, but ploughed onwards uphill to Pieros, where we had a fine evening at the funky El Serbal y la Luna.
We also passed this albergue as we were leaving Cacabelos in September, 2014. This is the view from our Cacabelos accommodation. At the time we were pleased not to have chosen this accommodation for the night!