Day eight…. really? We’ve been walking THAT long!
Walking through Arzua takes some time with streets, traffic and so much to look at. We stop at a grocery story for snacks and look forward to a short day of only 10 miles.
The old kilometers marker contrasts the modern setting.
It’s interesting that centuries old walls still stand and buildings are built alongside and around them.
Not too many pilgrims this morning.
The tired remains of an old stone building is a reminder of earlier days in this city. Follow the yellow arrow…
Meet our new friends from Germany. A mother, father, and two children in their late teens spend their holidays on hikes throughout Europe and the UK. Favorite hiking destination? Ireland. That may be worth checking out!
Finally out of town and enjoy the company of a few pilgrims this morning.
The path takes us through woods reminiscent of old fairy tales with winding vines, while the countryside seems to explode with the vibrant greens of spring.
Why does the tractor have a 40 on the back? Slow moving vehicle sign?
We see a few modern Camino highway signs, but even these seem weathered.
These connected buildings appear to be one home using the old stone walls, but installing modern doors and windows. I’m guessing the round attached building may be a grain storage facility?
The street name is Preguntono, house number 15. Bars on the windows… is that a security system? Hmmm…not everyone means well on the Camino?
Lugar means place, and Pregontono, I believe, is the street name spelled slightly differently from the other house. Albergue in the busy season?
The yellow flowers are providing gorgeous scenery today and the sun is trying to shine.
Looking back over the village of Rua as we trek up the hill.
We visit with the Dr. and his fiancé as we stroll along. Randy is answering their questions about farming / livestock and the Dr. is answering Randy’s questions about sore knees and the like.
Looks like they didn’t use all of their chopped wood this winter. Grapevine is ready to do its thing.
Follow the arrow to find the right path. Some of the Camino markers don’t have numbers, so they just mark the path.
This is the most pleasant day of walking so far. Temps are warming up, as well.
Maybe too pleasant…