Muddy But Dry; We Are Tourists In Astorga


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October 13th 2016
Published: October 14th 2016
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No words. Typed it and lost the lot! Cheers


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Medieval Bridge At Hospital De ÓrbigoMedieval Bridge At Hospital De Órbigo
Medieval Bridge At Hospital De Órbigo

We crossed it in the dark. Nice looking back after breakfast.
Passed through a few farms.Passed through a few farms.
Passed through a few farms.

The cows were being milked, and farm life is oblivious to the Camino.
Decisions, Decisions !Decisions, Decisions !
Decisions, Decisions !

The rough track on the right was preferable to the sticky mud on the left, for me anyway.
Lovely Plantation Plane TreesLovely Plantation Plane Trees
Lovely Plantation Plane Trees

Another bright spot today.
What Do You Think?What Do You Think?
What Do You Think?

Am I going mad or does that puddle look like an arrow? It was pointing in the right direction as well.
Cross With Astorga In The Distance.Cross With Astorga In The Distance.
Cross With Astorga In The Distance.

Still 4 kms to walk through the outskirts.
Let Sleepng Dogs Lie !Let Sleepng Dogs Lie !
Let Sleepng Dogs Lie !

Never a truer word. They were HUGE and the bigger ones were on chains nearby.
The Cheese Festival In AstorgaThe Cheese Festival In Astorga
The Cheese Festival In Astorga

Near the Cathedral and about 30 cheeses to sample. A cheap morning tea.
A Very Friendly Cheese Maker From O'CebreiroA Very Friendly Cheese Maker From O'Cebreiro
A Very Friendly Cheese Maker From O'Cebreiro

She had me sample it all, explained it to me, and she knew I wasn't a potential customer.
The main room in the Alburgue The main room in the Alburgue
The main room in the Alburgue

I'm there now and that heater is pumping out the warmth!
Cathedral AlterCathedral Alter
Cathedral Alter

Never understated in Spain.
Cathedral Entry.Cathedral Entry.
Cathedral Entry.

Detailed and Grand.
Gaudi's Palacio Episcopal.Gaudi's Palacio Episcopal.
Gaudi's Palacio Episcopal.

Without doubt the most amazing building I've ever seen.
Perfect Symetery Perfect Symetery
Perfect Symetery

Is that spelt correctly ?
Chocolate Museum Visit.Chocolate Museum Visit.
Chocolate Museum Visit.

It was interesting. Chocolate has a history dating back to the 17th century here. Plenty of displays and sampling at the end; well worth €2.50. Easter eggs out already, ridiculous !


14th October 2016
Perfect Symetery

is that spelt correct
yes you got it right steve t-h-a-t

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