Here are a few photos of food again, LOL. But also of another section of walking. It was another shorter distance of about 17kms. We are nearly in Galicia.
O’Cebreiro is an old village, with stone buildings right on a mountaintop. That of course means that there are the most incredible views in ever direction. It’s the 3rd highest point on the Camino.
At ANY time of the year, when walking through Galicia, you need to be prepared for all types of weather, mainly rain. The mountains create their own unpredictable weather patterns because of the Atlantic Ocean. When you start your walk from O’Cebreiro, the early morning mists create ‘floating islands’ where just the tops of hills appear above the clouds.
The church in O’Cebreiro is dated back to 9th Century and it’s the oldest church associated directly with the Camino.
Here is the resting place of Don Elias Valiña Sam pedro, the local parish priest who spent his life restoring the integrity of the Camino. He introduced the familiar yellow arrow that will guide you across the top of Spain.
The next day of walking was about 21kms. When John saw the scenery through this area again, he remembered how much he enjoyed in 2011..
This is the leaf veggie grown for the soup.