My Camino Route in 2017

My Camino Route in 2017
This year (2017), I will be walking most of the Camino Levante from Albacete to Zamora I've alloted three weeks in September and October, but may have time at the end for more 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.