A Gudiña – Campobecerros October 20th

We had a pleasant meal together in the albergue last night.

We got off to a bad start today. Despite Manolo asking various people about the way out of town, we charged off following what turned out to be the wrong set of yellow arrows relating to an alternate and longer route via Verin.

After wasting about an hour and walking 5 km extra, we got back on track .

Via Sanabres
Today’s walk was largely on asphalt and it rained for much of the time.

This sign is meant to reduce the level  accidents but it didn’t seem to slow down traffic .

We passed through a number of tiny  hamlets.

Via Sanabrés
Via Sanabrés
I picked a piece of this woman’s rosemary to see if I could smell it. I lost almost all my sense of smell about 4 months ago and I’m hoping these 6 weeks out in the fresh air will help but no luck so far.

When the weather lifted there were some beautiful views.
Via Sanabres
Given the weather, the late start and the distance to the next albergue, not to mention the 1,000m climb, we decided to have a short day and stop at Campobecerros. This view of the town shows the nearby work on the new high speed railway line that’s part of the same line I came across a number of times a week ago near Zamora.

Campobecerros Via Sanabres
We had a nice late lunch including this tasty Gallego vegetable soup.
Everyone in the bar was fussing over a young boy around 2 or 3 years old. It turns out he is the only child in the village .

Via Sanabrés
Via Sanabrés
A handy little space under the house to keep your goats.

Campobecerros Via Sanabres
The average age of people in this village seems to be very old – a healthy if somewhat quiet place to live!

There seemed to be more cars and dogs than people 

The people across the road from the albergue were trimming their apple tree and gave us some beautiful tasting fruit for the walk tomorrow.

PS – no internet and very low mobile signal here !


5 thoughts on “A Gudiña – Campobecerros October 20th”

  1. Thanks for the photos Paul. It’s wonderful being able to see where you’re walking and the people you’re meeting.
    The scenery, architecture and people look very different from those further south- Andalusia. Interesting how a country can have such regional variations- I wonder about the language and dialects also. Is the food very different? The soups look yummy! I look forward to opening your blog each morning and seeing and reading about where you’ve been. Hope the weather holds up. It will be strange not to walk such distances I imagine when you reach Santiago!


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