Day 12 – 23 August 2014 – Olvieroa to A Picota

I left Casa Loncho in Olvieroa at about 9:15 this morning. It was a cooler morning today than any before but the crispness in the air felt wonderful.

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I have walked this route on my way to Muxia so there weren’t any new sites for me. I amused myself with the various farm animals I encountered along the way.

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I stood for a while watching a farmer and his dog  sitting by a field to where I supposed he had just led his cows.

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One had to be very watchful for land mines left behind by those cows lest there could be quite the mess. Yes, the morning air was full of the smell of the country!

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I spied this little kitten in a drainage ditch next to the road.

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After a while I stopped for a proper pilgrim’s snack,

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Followed by a less proper pilgrim’s treat.

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The path continued on and on, I began foraging blackberries to add some natural goodness to the morning.

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I passed a home that had onions drying in the sunshine.

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My final farm animal of the day was Elsie the Cow. She is quite the beauty!

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I especially liked this picture. These trees looked feathery to me.

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It was a lovely day for walking. I walked my last short distance, 12.5 kms today. The next 2 days into Santiago will both be over 20 kms.

14 responses to “Day 12 – 23 August 2014 – Olvieroa to A Picota

  1. Your words paint a picture. Happy Trails!

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  2. Arlene, noticed my geographical error in the last posting. I must have missed the posting on how you got to Muxia. I ‘assumed’ you walked Santiago-Muxia-Fisterra-Santiago, hence my comment on walking ” The eye of God” oh well, can’t be perfect all the time… 😉

    Love your photography and I can see and feel how happy you are to walk in Galicia and fully understand your comments… “it feels like coming home”. Light and Love Ingrid

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  3. Hi Ingrid,
    Yes I have walked Santiago to Muxia to Finisterre and am now returning to Santiago, so yes you were correct.
    It is with a bit of sadness I will be returning to the States in 5 short days. I do feel very lucky to have been able to be here in April and again in August, but I do love Galicia and summer here is so much nicer than in southern Arizona.
    Arlene

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  4. Love those animals. They make the walk interesting. When I walked from Calais to Besancon, mostly it was farms with no animals and I found it lacking.

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  5. Neusa and David

    A picturesque window into your world. Thank you.

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  6. Neusa and David,
    Thank you for following. You will be gone before our next meeting, won’t you?
    Buen Camino
    Arlene

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  7. Like the shot of the apple Arlene. Cracker!

    Bill

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  8. Bill, the cookies tasted better!
    Arlene

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  9. I’m so pleased to read the happiness in your words. I’m loving every minute of reading about your journey.

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    • Donna,
      This is turning out to be two of the most fabulous Caminos I have walked. The weather is perfect, I’ve been alone most of the time – great for thinking and I’m much fitter than I’ve been before. I’m positively loving it 🙂
      Arlene

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  10. you are a wonder! burn camino!

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  11. oops certainly not burn! buon!

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  12. Hey ! what a great report full of humor and always beautiful photos! You are alone but not bored 😉
    Kisses

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