FONSAGRADA – OCÁDAVO-BALEIRA

 

It was already the 4th day that the path was above the clouds, alternating in a constant up and down between 3000 and 4000 feet. Deep green ravines, healthy forests and meadows, hamlets and ruins of former hospices made this over 1000-year-old path into a magical experience.

 

 

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The last mountain pass on the Camino Primitivo before Santiago , the Alto de Fontaneira (3070 feet), allowed the view to a row of windmills on the distant mountain range. A thick layer of clouds covers the valleys.

 

 

Clouds in the valley and windmills on the distant mountain range

Clouds in the valley and windmills on the distant mountain range

 

 

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In order to really enjoy the beauty around me, I walked slowly and often stopped to look at flowers and scenery. The solitude and serenity were stunning

 

 

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The beauty of the different stages of a flower was intriguing.

The beauty of the different stages of a flower was intriguing.

 

 

A typical slate roof

A typical slate roof

 

 

Hamlet on the way

Hamlet on the way

 

 

Hórreo

Hórreo

 

Late in the afternoon, I arrived in the public albergue and it was full. I had to sleep in a hotel.

 

 

Hamlet of Couto in the evening sun

Hamlet of Couto in the evening sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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