My Camino Route in 2016

My Camino Route in 2016
This year, I will be walking Camino Madrid from El Escorial through Segovia and Valladolid to Sahagun. I will have a few more days of walking and am currently thinking I might then walk from Astorga to Zamora on the portion of the Via de la Plata that I did not walk in 2014. In all it w=should be about 18 days and somewhere between 250 and 300 miles of walking.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Orense 7 October

Since I arrived at the albergue at Xunqueira at 10:30 in the morning, three hours before it's opening time, I decided to just keep on walking to the large city of Orense, which was 22 miles (36 km),but it was more downhill than up. 

Early morning part of the walk, still in the hills

This farmer is still bringing in the hay the old fashioned way

Some pilgrim art at a bar along the way

Just before the industrial area, this welcome pilgrims rest stop came in handy

Walking into a large city usually means suburbs or industrial areas (poligono industrial) and Orense was no exception, with about 10 km before the city center. At least the waymarking ( yellow arrows  scallop shells) was very good. It threatened rain all day, but no rain.

The cathedral in Orense, unfortunately it was not open

The albergue in Orense, in an old convent. However it is very modern inside.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures and juxtaposition of old and new.