11 APRIL 2018
We see a lot of Horreos (corn cribs) but this was one of the few made with wood panels. I think they use them for various things other than storing grain. I did see a man inside one hanging laundry. Because they are elevated, they are not particularly easy to access. Some do have steps going up to them but most use a ladder.
A gated estate in the wealthier neighborhood just outside the town.
Never saw a Camino marker like this before.
The trail followed the river.
Many large houses along the river.
We saw something that looked like snow but it was strange. Then we thought it was salt. We kept walking by piles of this white substance. We finally figured out that it was like sleet or ice. Must have stormed during the night and it was cool enough that it didn’t melt.
Next along the Tambre river is Ponte Maceira.
This little medieval village is well preserved. Several mansions line the river banks.
A very pleasant place to rest.
An old Roman bridge stretches over the wide Tambre river.
There is a legend that is reminiscent of the Red Sea biblical story. According to the Brierly guidebook …”we are told that God destroyed the bridge in a single stroke to prevent Roman soldiers pursuing the followers of St. James.”
This enduring myth lives on in the coat of arms of the local council.
Bovine World: Just past the eucalyptus & pine forest and up the hill is the wealthier neighborhood and Bovine World. We could see a few bovines in the fenced in wooded area.
The little hamlet of Transmonte was just past Bovine World at the top of the hill.
Bacon and eggs for lunch at Casa Pancho.
Red flowers entwined in tree that resembles a basket.
Very old fountain with fresh spring water.
Patrol dogs doing their duty.
And now it’s a long downhill trail into Aquapesada. Glad we don’t have to walk up it.
Took a foot break at a funky little place entering the town of Aquapesada.
We still had a ways to walk on pavement to get to our Albuergue. It was quite warm this afternoon too.
Here is our albuergue … Casa Riamonte.
They were just about out of space. Diane took a bed in the dorm room while Terry and I shared a double room. The cable show Alaskan Bush People is in Spanish.
This was the view from our bedroom window. Several sheep grazing in the green pasture below.
Julian and Rosa are the proprietors. Rosa did the cooking and Julian did the serving.
We had a salad for a starter followed by pork with gravy and white beans.
We ate at their kitchen table. One of the tables had fish painted on it.
It was a very delightful meal that came with rice pudding for dessert.
Lights out at 10:00 pm.