OLVEIRA TO CEE Thursday 19 September 2019

Buen Camino

Buen Camino

Another day of sunlit mist and granite uplands. The gorse is festooned with dewy cobwebs and there are chestnuts and autumn croci; it’s a delight to walk an autumnal Camino. 

Perched high on a hill…

Perched high on a hill…

But the almost highlight was an absolutely enormous steelworks perched high on the horizon at the Great Divide, where the Camino routes divide to Finisterre and Muxia; I rather admire the unashamed disruption!

An autumnal Camino.  Top right. At the ‘Great Divide’ where the routes to Finisterre and Muxia diverge in a great sea of tarmac!

An autumnal Camino.

Top right. At the ‘Great Divide’ where the routes to Finisterre and Muxia diverge in a great sea of tarmac!

It’s a long walk uphill and then down to Cee, a small town on the estuary. My left knee is very painful walking downhill, so I adopt a strange diagonal gait with my poles taking the strain.

The Camino often transitions abruptly between rural seclusion to suburbia.

A day of varied views and terrains.

A day of varied views and terrains.

The Albergue Moreira is spotless; the host ever vigilant and helpful. It has a well equipped kitchen, so I buy fresh cod and salad for supper.

Worth the walk…

Worth the walk…