Friday, December 14, 2018


There are some very lovely gardens along the Camino. Part of the joy I experienced along "the way"  came from simply discovering what new beauties might be waiting for me just around the next bend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

High Plateau

Much of the terrain from Portomarín to Palas de Rei . . .

is what I'd call high plateau

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fire Damage

I was told that northern Spain is having difficulty with both drier than normal conditions and the proliferation of Eucalyptus trees, which are not native to Spain. The latter, I'm also told, is extraordinarily combustible. The combination is increasingly a problem.

El Camino
Galicia, Spain

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


An almost church-like granary, complete with rose window.

El Camino
Galicia, Spain

Monday, December 10, 2018


After an all too short night's rest in Portomarín, I got up before dawn the next morning and headed to Palas de Rei, passing by some more wonderful farms.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

San Froilán 2018

Pretty cool looking poster. Shades of the 1960s? Looks like a fun event, too. Take a look here. :-)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Church of San Xoán

Well, now, after I took a shower and before supper, I did take a few moments to walk downtown. There I discovered this--the late Romanesque (12th c.) Church of San Xoán, which just happened to be across the plaza from a lovely little café where I enjoyed a couple of cups of hot tea with tiny squares of chocolate.

El Camino
Portomarín, Spain