Monday, May 8, 2017

Absolutely beautiful view of Cape San Antonio

Restaurant Mena

My first paella in Spain! It was ok. Not as good as my Cuba experience with paella.

Looking south, walking the rambla

Looking back on Denia

I saw a guy swimming open water across the bay. He says he swims there all year!

The rambla for 6km along the water

Old Denia castle

Looking south from Denia

The landmass is a national park. I can actually walk 3.5 hours over the park to Javia. But instead, tomorrow I am headed to Altea by bus. Then tomorrow night, I am bussing it to Javea from Altea.

Ferry boat to Ibiza and Mallorca


I made it to Denia from Valencia by bus, 2.5 hrs. Beautiful town. The ferry goes to Ibiza and Mallorca from here. I walked the water front rambla 6km to Restaurant Mena today. The water is 18 Celcius right now. The best time to swim is Sept to Nov.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Master bedroom with changing lights!

Ornate rooms!

Checking out rooms to rent

Back in Valencia

The soccer stadium

Monastic Cell at Hospedelario San Martin

Small rooms where monastics lived

Santiago Catederal

D61: Santiago

Day 58: Before Lalin

New waymarkers for the Camino Invierno, and later for the Camino de la Plata

D57: Ascending the mountain

It was gradual. Coming back down was a major drop off.

Day 57: On Way to Robiero

There is a mountain to climb before Robiero. This mountain is suppose to be in the heart of Galicia, where supposedly you can see every deputacion of the province.

Friday, April 28, 2017

D56: Amazing Roman Trellacing

D56: At River Level

D56: Looking down onto River Mimi

Day 56: On Way to Chantada

This is a 1200ft sharp descent and then ascent. The River Mimi runs through. The entire sides are trellaced withwine grapes, left over from the Roman's work. The descent is along an old Roman road. The area is breathtakingly beautiful.

D55: Statue of a Pilgrim

It was actually windy that day, so appropriate the pilgrim was holding onto his hat.

D55: Yellow flowers near Montforte

D55: Pilgrim statue outside Monteforte

Even though the pilgrim is headed in the actual direction of Santiago, I misread my kml files and started heading in a different direction. Some car honked at me.

Day 55: Another view of Fort on the Mountain

D54: Monteforte de Lemos

It was a 34km+ day, so a little tired when I arrived. A kind gentleman invited me into his place for wine, but I was way too tired to oblige him. He did show me a shortcut through the train depot to the Pension Galicia.

D54: Cargo Train

Day 54: On the way to Monteforte de Lemos

Much of the route hugs these little used highways

D53: Many gardens along route

Day 53: Crossing mountains to Quiroga

D52: Welcome to Galicia, home of Pulpo!

D52: Picturesque Homes on Sil, before A Rua

D52: Slate Marker in way to A Rua

Day 52: Slate processing plant

D51: Marker on slate

Day 51: O Barco

Pleasant town along River Sil

Saturday, April 22, 2017

D50: California poppies!?

Day 50: Leaving Las Medulas and reaching Querenos

D49: Camino de Invierno Route

D49: Camino de Invierno Distance Segments

D49: Castle on hill

D49: interesting pathwork

D49: Flowers of Spring

Day 49: Start of Camino Invierno

An exercise in Masochism. The terrain is either a steep slope going up or down. I should have researched this better.

This route was alegedly used to Santiago as less snow during winter. However, less snow doesnt translate into less elevation gain as I discovered.

D48: Heading twd Galicia

D48: Mountains with snow

Day 48: Iron Cross on top of mountain

This is where I am finally hitting the mountains since walking on flat lands since Avila. The mountains of Galicia lay ahead.