Tineo – Borres

 

Walking out of Tineo in the direction of Borres, I followed a former Roman road. The wheels of the many wagons driving on the road left grooves in the rock. It was neat to follow these ancient tracks. On this day, I only walked 10 miles.

 

 

 

 Roman road with tracks made by wagon wheels

Roman road with tracks made by wagon wheels

 

 

Tineo

Tineo

 

 

A bench not sturdy enough anymore to sit on it

A bench not sturdy enough anymore to sit on it

 

 

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A little detour brought me to the monastery Santa Maria la Real de Obona, founded in the 8th century. Like in the town of Tineo, pilgrims had to pass this monastery by law on their way to Santiago. Today, the monastery is totally abandoned. When I walked through the deteriorating arcades and rooms, I nearly stepped on a dead rat.

 

 

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Leaving the romantic and dreadful place, the path was following an ancient stone fence, typical for this area.

 

 

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Although I liked to walk alone during the day, in the evening, it was always nice to sit together with other pilgrims. At this table there were Martha (Italy), Andreja (Slovenia), , Sabine, Petra, Elfriede (Germany), Gabriel (German/Greek) , a woman from Belgium and Ann(France). The Camino is a path of non-attachment, as meeting and departing belong together like twins.

 

 

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