Five intrepid walkers set off from Ourense to walk to Santiago de Compostela.
We followed spray painted arrows and yellow scallop shells.
Our kit and food was squeezed into four backpacks and a panier.
It rained, it poured, it drizzled.
Occasionally we saw the sun and we went a little crazy.
We walked on ancient paths worn deep by countless feet,
crossed 1000 year old bridges
stayed in hostels
and a monastery,
ate oranges, bread, soup and crisps, (and cheese and chorizo when we remembered it)
saw beautiful flowers,
and eucalyptus forests,
visited medieval churches,
and the sacred mountain Pico Sacro
came closer to Santiago,
and closer still,
met new friends along the way
dined for free, continuing a century old tradition,
and finally reached the Cathedral where the alleged bones of St James are inter
and the gift shop sells pilgrim ducks.
A enjoyable, fun filled and thought provoking journey.
(Thanks to Katriona, and Rachel for additional photos)