Parador de Puebla de Sanabria
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... been renovated and turned into accommodation. The village had some chestnut groves, lots of healthy looking veggie gardens and a bit of livestock. The first 2 days we headed off into the hills for some rather long walks with fantastic and varied scenery. We walked on simple gravel roads, old cart tracks, hiking trails and at times when we weren't quite sure/ got a bit lost, we thrashed through the ...
... shambolic village of El Ganso, a semi-abandoned Maragato village (see previous day's Statto's Corner for enlightenment). Had coffee in a lovely little wayside shop-cum-cafe selling sweeties for S, toblerones for H, a CD of music arranged for electric cello (by a friend of the hippified hostess) for G and nuts & bananas for the whole team. Then it rained. Out came the sancho ponchos x3. Luckily H was on hand to deal with the dangly bits which totally defeated S & ...
... in my legs! Of course, as soon as we walked in we had an ice cold beer. We learned the owner had spent several years in northern India and on the mantelpiece above the fireplace, there was a display of memorabilia from his Indian sojourns! Soon we were at the highest point of the whole camino – 1517m. On our way we passed the Cruz de Ferro, a place where pilgrims usually leave a stone that they bring from home. Guess what ...
... 45 A hard morning behind us. Beautiful medieval type village. Had a coffee and got talking to Dermot and Dennis. Two priests. Dermot from Kerry. Dennis from Newfoundland. Dennis was going to take a photo of his boots as that was all he could look at on the way down. We left them there having lunch. We decided to head on and have lunch at bottom. Bad idea as it turned out. The end was not in sight. We headed on on our own. Lovely village but when you ...
... tracks. This tradition could have continued with the Romans who also marked high passes to honour the god Mercury who was then the patron saint of travellers.
After a quiet, reflective stop at Cruz del Ferro, we enjoyed a curvy, steep decline into Manjarin.
Manjarin is an abandoned 12th century village that is mostly in ruins. There was a pilgrimīs hospice here in 1180 and there are records of its existence until the 16th century. Its ...