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On the road with Ann – another snippet post

On the road with Ann – another snippet post

So much I want to tell you, but after a full day of walking, then our group talking together (and often spotty Internet access where we stay), I have little energy for anything but laundry and readying myself for the next day.  But I offer you these snaps and brief […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – “Hórreos”, Galician granaries, pre-Roman Ruins

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – “Hórreos”, Galician granaries, pre-Roman Ruins

Designed to keep out rats and rain.  Can be simple or ornate, often full of religious symbolism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B3rreo             Galicia is also replete with pre-Roman ruins. This is a ‘Castro,’ a Celtic settlement burned and destroyed by the Romans.

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Father and Sons

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN –  Father and Sons

This is the trio I spoke of the other day. The dad gave me the poem his grandfather had written and asked me to read it to our group. Saw them this misty morning leaving Portomarin and having a beer in the late afternoon close to Palais de Rey.  

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – 100 km, Signs and Symbols

The Camino is full of symbols and rituals, which can be taken literally, dismissed as silly, or taken metaphorically. Pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds seem drawn into these age old rituals. At any way station or significant marker, pilgrims leave stones brought from home, bandanas, luggage tags from flights, […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – First photos from the Camino

First round of photos. My camera broke. These are rather poor, taking with iPhone through waterproof cover. [nggallery id=13]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 3 caminando

Today is our third day of walking. You would never know we are in Spain. This part of the country looks and feels like Ireland, lush, green, wooded, hilly, stone fences and houses, slate roofs. The rain has stopped and the temperature has been perfect. It feels like magic lives […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – And so we begin.

It is morning of our third day of walking. Here is Michael, from NY. The first two days have been rainy, with spells of teeming rain. And yet, they have been utterly glorious. The sound of cow bells, church bells, the rhythmic sound of walking poles hitting the ground, and […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – C-Day (Camino) Minus Two (Oct 14 2012)

A  quick and scattered report from Leon, two days before 14 rag tag pilgrims from across Canada and the US start walking. We will walk 160 km, through the province of Galicia to Santiago de Compostela. If you know nothing about the Camino de Santiago, you may want to Google […]

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