Estalagem Santa Catarina
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... an extension of the Meseta of
Spain and less heavily forested than the hills country I was in over the
previous day and a half in the province. The area around Miranda is said to
have a regional language still in use in some of the smaller villages that’s
closer to old Iberian Latin than Portuguese or Spanish, which probably explains
why some signs in the area are in a weird second language.
... and we had packed by having the lights of both shower/toilet blocks on. So seated in the ladies shower block, with a chair hosting Hedleys butt and mine hosted by the loo, we got the job done - but if anyone had walked in some crazy questions may have been asked. Good morning giggle.
Hi ho down the road and soon on the dirt road traipsing through yet more farmland. Yet the path is clearly marked despite construction works. We soon feel trees around us and ...
... and all walks of like who come here.
Going fine until we make a turn and oh **** - nightmare - rocks rocks rocks, the ones that cause me grief and slow me down like crazy and force me to focus and concentrate! Arrgghh! Buddy says this is the road all the way to digs. I don't know whether to cry, laugh, and in the end simply fark it, it's gotta be done. Chug chug!
Can't believe it only lasted a couple of kms and then simply changes to a normal gravel ...
... here have changed since we left the Extremadura area. No Hitos - either have some small stone markers or as of yesterday and today some 'fake' miliaros with directional arrows that can be seen a long way away so the grass doesn't hide them or the farmers knock them with their tractors and turn them the wrong way! This morning they had shepherds crooks with shells and gourds on them (the signs of the Peregrino) - adds interest.
The sight of Zamora is visible ...
... for a menu del dia as they were for lunch. Left the fellow a good tip - he deserved it!
Headed out with the Belgians who are going through to Zamora to finish their Camino we follow a disused railway for a few kilometres before turning into pristine farmland with patches of grains, canola, new ploughed fields and fallow ground interspersed with the odd vine paddock. The colours of the ground and the road are so ...