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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.
... song was deafening and then the scent of those white flowers fills the air and you know without sight that you have changed scenery. As the light breaks you see trees around, though the Spanish trees are small, you're on heavy gravel road, but thanks to yesterday afternoons thunderstorms it is soft and the rocks don't move under your feet so much. Covering ground at good pace.
We turn and head up a hill over stony ground, picking my way over this rough ...
... the Camino Frances which is the Camino we did last year and we want to walk new territory. So we will head west where its actually called the Camino Sanabrés or alternatively Camino Mozarabic but is still classed as VDLP alternative route. That's Spain!
Red poppies grow wild here and are everywhere. We noticed this last year and on Anzac Day struggled to fine some to wear. Three more days, let's hope they are about!
See them in the photos of the ...
... s not an aqueduct we can't cross we opt to go left rather than take a 700/800m detour to get to the other side. Aha! It's the base for the new high speed rail - no long detour for these ducks. Up and over we go - thanks guys on bikes!
We have paralleled the highway all day but at a distance and as the map says we get closer as we get towards the village. We at last see it, but know it's only teasing as there is at least 5km to go.
Then honk honk honk at a ...
... MONDAY! Our luck as usual!
A highlight was seeing a falcon in the cathedral windows whilst checking out the pigeons!
Walking back from our historic journey to find lunch we find real veges - bought enough for dinner now just need to find some prawns for a glorious prawn garlic stir fry for tonight - BRING IT ON!
My hungry pants had crept on by this time and my buddy has learned from past experience if I don't sort hungry pants they soon ...