…not what you can’t.
A man on a bicycle approaches us speaking Spanish and, through his photos, we understand his purpose.
Randy is signing the guest book of sales. This gentleman, on the bike, pedals the Camino selling t-shirts to fund trips to Para Olympic athletic events. His binder is full of news articles and photos of his participation to help prove that he is legit. Scam or not, we purchase a 10 Euro t-shirt and don’t regret it. You just have to trust once in a while.
Plus, he shares a cell phone photo of his baby AFTER the sale (Or, maybe he thought we’d buy more shirts). I mention to Randy that it could be anyone’s cute little baby, but Randy chooses to trust that the story is all truth.
I’m happy to discover that he is legit and our t-shirt purchase is going toward an honest endevour. Check it out at this website: http://ionutpreda.com/
The origin of the horreo is the horreum from the Roman Empire, and is an old technology that has nearly disappeared in the rest of the empire regions.
Monte do Gozo (Hill of Joy) is a hill in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. It is known for being the place where Christian pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) get their first views of the three spires of their destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. At 370 meters (1,210 ft), it is the pilgrims’ last hill and last stop before reaching the cathedral, with about an hour’s walk still to go, and by tradition is where they cry out in rapture at finally seeing the end of their path. ~Wikipedia
The Capilla de San Marcos looks rustic, but isn’t all that old compared to what we’ve already seen. Follow another path and it takes you to an albergue that has 500 hostel beds in rooms of 4 to 8 beds.
We are not stopping here so I guess we’d better follow the arrow to the right and head down the hill.
One more hour of walking…