The Jouney Begins

Leaving The City

Our first day of hiking was forecasted to be a beautiful day, between 50 – 70 degrees. In order to convert from Celsius, I simply remember that 10C is 50F and 22C is 72F. I interpolate for anything in between. 

The path out of Ourense takes us over the Ponte Romano (Roman)  Bridge over the majestic Rio Minho. I didn’t get a picture of the bridge we crossed over, but looking up the river, I saw this crazy modern bridge…

Soon, we were meandering along quiet country paths…

…crossing rivers on ancient bridges…

…and walking through small country hamlets. 

Note the scallop shell marker on the right side of the photo. These guided us along our path.


The buildings in Spain are primarily made from granite.  Unlike the rapid deterioration of US abandoned buildings, granite remains for a long, long time. We frequently saw buildings completely overgrown, but structurally intact. 

End Of A Perfect Day 

The few local people we saw frequently wished us a Bo Camino, the Galician equivalent of Buen Camino or Happy Trails. We ended the day with some great views of the countryside…

And a fine dinner and rest in a small family-run Spanish style hotel…

This trip is going to be great!

Thanks for listening. 


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