GRANDAS DE SALIME – FONSAGRADA
On day nine, I left Asturia and entered Galicia, a place known for the abundance of rain. But only the morning dew and the mist covering the meadows were signs of the wetness of this area and they soon dissolved.
The actual border between Asturia and Galicia is the mountain pass Alto del Acebo (3000feet). Because of the strong wind blowing there all the time, many windmills were lined up at the top. In Galicia, the shell points with the yellow rays to Santiago – very important for the orientation.
Most of the dogs in Galicia were friendly and trusting. This was often not the case in Asturia, where many dogs were chained and looked aggressive and dangerous.
After hours of walking in the heat, the cold well Fonfria became a meeting point for the pilgrims.
Nearly at the end of the day’s 18 miles hike, the statue of the pilgrim was indicating another resting place.