Camino de Santiago (Spain)-part 9

Day 9. We were dry and ready for another day on the Camino. It was not raining. We all has a smile on our face. We had one hour on the bus to get to Herrerias and then,  we started our 8.5 km morning walk.

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That morning, we truly enjoyed spectacular  views back down over Valcare Valley.  Looking back from  where we started.  Such a nice area. That is the day we entered Galicia and reached  Cebreiro ( 1300m/4264′).

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We saw a farmer working on his field.

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As my husband and I are fast walkers and the whole group is behind us, we had time to enjoy a cold beer before lunch. Our lunch were different every day  but it was always a delicious picnic prepared by Jose.

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After lunch, we visited the palloza ethnographic museum. The construction of the palloza dates to Celtic and re-Roman times.

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Another walk in the afternoon , along ancient hilly and steep trails. We arrived in Samos.  We had a superb view on the  Monastery that we  visited  before dinner.

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This  Benedictine Monastery is one of the most ancient and most important of Spain. I think there are only a dozen of monks living there. The church façade dates back to the eighteenth century and is still incomplete.

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Some art on the walls of the Monastery.

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While we had time we  bought some chocolate at the gift shop (to bring home).

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What a nice day. Even a year later , I am  still thinking as one of our best time on the Camino. I look at  the photos and I am so grateful we were there.  Maybe we could go back. One more photo on this post and  more to come ( 2 more days on the Camino). By the way, I don’t know the exact amount of photos I took every day  ( a lot)  but for my blog I choose  a few to give you an idea of the places we saw.

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Thanks   for your visit . I know I have regular  readers ( Cece, Marcia, Mary, Janine, Jeannie, Stephen )so   I say to you : hasta luego y gracias.

 

3 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago (Spain)-part 9

  1. The view in the first photo is so gorgeous. What a beautiful walk you must have had that morning.
    And your lunches always look so delicious.
    The monastery is amazing looking. I wonder how many monks lived there at the peak of its history. It looks like it could have been hundreds. It certainly is beautifully kept, for only a dozen monks!
    I also like seeing the palloza… before the roman arch, I see. I wonder how that roof is held up!
    Excellent, once again, France!

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