O’Cebreiro: another significant Camino gateway.

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.

This is a soup, common to the Galician region. It's called Caldo Callego. As we've been walking today we went past many community gardens and individual people's well-tendered gardens with many veggies, with a large area set aside to grow the veggie used in this soup. I don't know it's name, but I've read where it has even better properties for our health than Kale.

This is a soup, common to the Galician region. It’s called Caldo Callego. As we’ve been walking today we went past many community gardens and individual people’s well-tendered gardens (and orchards) with many veggies, with a large area set aside to grow the veggie used in this soup. I don’t remember it’s name, but I’ve read where it has even better properties for our health than Kale.

Another dish that's Not only regional but also an important dish for the pilgrims to know that Santiago is

Another dish that’s not only regional but also an important dish for the pilgrims to know that Santiago is “just around the corner” albeit still more than 100kms. It’s called Tarta Santiago.

Sunset.

Sunset.

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..

Sunrise is still about 30 minutes away.

Sunrise is still about 30 minutes away.

'Floating islands' of hilltops above the clouds.

‘Floating islands’ of hilltops above the clouds.

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This is the leaf veggie grown for the soup.

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2 thoughts on “O’Cebreiro: another significant Camino gateway.

  1. Good mornin, I am really enjoying reading your post & the photos are great.
    I have just returned from my walk & already miss those wonderful “greens” , they are called Grelos & I wish I could grow them back in Perth, but have to make do with Chard & Kale..happy walking 😉

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    • Hi Tracey Thanks for the info about Grelos.
      I once saw a write up about them in Brisbane’s Courier Mail and a recipe. But it was years ago, so the memory is fading.
      John and I also walked the Camino (starting 28th April) in 2011 and each day we took photos of whatever we saw, meaning that there were many photos of the wind blowing over the wheat through the Meseta; falling down houses etc. I now (at home) watch them daily on a digital photo frame, and thoroughly enjoy reliving the experience.

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