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... was quirky would be an understatement. The pitches were in an almond grove and I could see the nuts forming on the trees, all around the perimeter of the small site were sculptures and in unexpected corners there were ancient motorbikes done up as 'art'. It was a lovely place and there were lots of interesting walks and a delightful ancient village about 1km from the site but sadly for most of my stay there were only two of us there, myself and an elderly Spanish couple ...
... distance - I did a happy dance - love that sight.
Came around one bend in the highway and here is a shepherd sitting on the guard rail while his sheep graze the edges of the highway. Amazing and much better than mechanical mowers. Win/win. Shortly after we see the massive reservoir that was on the map. The colours were stunning and when we stopped to take a pic the dam was teeming with fish and the fisherman were out for their Sunday catch.
... Mind you, always so hungry at the end of a walk that they could serve me up anything and I would enjoy it! The soups are wonderful!!
Today, left early as we (Meredith and Susy, from California and I) left the Albergue early as we had a steep climb to reach the Alto del Perdon. The climb was hard but the view back to the village was lovely. I have discovered that I really prefer to walk alone as it gives me what I embarked on this in the ...
... if you are then walking on the flat. It s only an overnight rest that has them ready to go again.
You will see the photo of Galar and this is the exact spot where Charlemagne defeated the Muslim army of Aigolando (Moorish King) in the 8th century. He then moved his army on to Puente la Reina where he too rested. I just stood still for 5 minutes and tried to imagine it happening.
Then up to the Pilgrim's memorial at 790 metres. This is the Hill of forgiveness ...
... outstanding. In addition to the museum presentations, we also got to enjoy the castle itself and the great vistas that its towers afforded. Adjacent to the castle is the basilica built on the spot of St. Francis' birth - very nice, but not awe inspiring. Also at this site was a small parish church, the same church where St. Francis was ...