Camino Primitivo, Day 11

 OCÁDAVO-BALEIRA – LUGO

 

The heavy mist which covered the town during the night quickly lifted up and the day became cloudless and clear again. Often, the path followed a tiny asphalt road, luckily with no traffic on it. The first rest I took was at the Capilla del Carmen, a little chapel in the middle of a gorgeous oak forest with many picnic tables underneath. I was the only person there.

 

Water fountain at the Capilla del Carmen
Water fountain at the Capilla del Carmen

 

Soon I came to a pair of shoes on a trail marker. I knew the shoes – they belonged to the pilgrim Gabriel. The bottom of one shoe was almost totally worn off with a big hole in the sole. It was to me as if Gabriel himself was standing on the column and sending his greetings to the passing pelegrinos.

 

 

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When I passed a barn, an old man started to talk with me. He invited me into his barn where he had exhibited hundreds of little very primitive carved figurines. He spoke some German. I was so touched by his effort to create something that I bought 2 little things. A third creation he gave to me as a present.

 

 

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In the town of Vilabade, the beer company Estrella Galicia was using the Camino for a clever advertisement.

 

 

 

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Souto de Torres, one of many Galician villages built out of granite.
Souto de Torres, one of many Galician villages built out of granite.

 

 

Cemetery of Souto de Torres
Cemetery of Souto de Torres

 

A little detour brought me to the highlight of the day -a forest with several hundreds of years old chestnut trees and a Preromanesque chapel with an interesting window formation.

 

 

Hundred of years old chestnut tree
Hundred of years old chestnut tree

 

 

 

Preromanesque chapel
Preromanesque chapel

 

 

A group of peregrinos
A group of peregrinos

 

 

 

Another loving little dog wanting to be touched
Another loving little dog wanting to be touched

 

In the evening, I arrived in Lugo, a remarkable town going back to Roman times. The Roman town was called Lucus Augusti and served as the capital of the province Gallaecia. The old town is still surrounded by a totally intact Roman city wall. This is due to the fact that already in the 16th century, the government was issuing a law that not a single brick was allowed to be removed from the wall. Today, it is dedicated as a World Heritage Site.

 

 

Roman City wall, (1.3 miles long, up to 39 ft. high and 21 ft. thick)
Roman City wall, (1.3 miles long, up to 39 ft. high and 21 ft. thick)

 

 

Main entrance gate (of 10 gates) Puerte de San Pedro
Main entrance gate (of 10 gates) Puerte de San Pedro

 

 

Cathedral Santa Maria, founded in 1129.
Cathedral Santa Maria, founded in 1129.

 

One of many plazas in Lugo
One of many plazas in Lugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gwwien
gwwienhttps://simplyjustwalking.com
Born and raised in a village along the Danube in Austria, Traude Wild soon ventured out into the world. After a two-year program for tourism in Klesheim/Salzburg, she spent nearly a year in South Africa and Namibia. By returning back to Austria, she acquired a Master of Economics at the University of Vienna. After moving to the United States with her four children, she studied Art History at Arizona State University and stayed in the United States for fourteen years. Here, she was teaching Art History in several Universities like Webster University and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Now, she lives partially in Arizona and Vienna and works together with her husband for the University of South-Carolina, Moore School of business as Adjunct Professor organising and leading Study tours in Central Europe. She also teaches at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Since 1999, she is practicing Zen meditation in the lineage of Katagiri Roshi. She loves to hike and to write and is a student of Natalie Goldberg. During her often many weeks long hikes she brings her awareness into the Here and Now, describing her experiences in an authentic way. She loves to walk pilgrimages. The longest hike so far was the 1,400 km long 88 Temple pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan in 2016.

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