In Finisterre, (The end of the world) Galicia/Spain. A boy helps his mother at the cemetery.
Went by bus from Lugo in Galicia to meet up with up with my pilgrim companion. The driver apparently was inspired by the Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso .
Fully concentrated on the possibilities of survival I lost the chance to enjoy the beautiful green Galician surroundings.
I tried the slow lane instead. Can highly recommend 3km/h through the oak forest and some birdsong in the background.
September 10. Galicia, Spain.
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Katja Bourova promenerade de dryga 80 milen från Frankrike till Santiago de Compostela. Fotografen hängde på från Villafranca till slutstationen.
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Note that the first 10 photos are ©Katja Bourova.
Every year at September 8 around 30 000 people gather on top of the mountain in the Galician village Pedrafita do Cebreiro.
Some turn up for religious reasons but most of the visitors come for la fiesta. Transportation varies, quite a few persons walk as it is along the pilgrim route Camino de Santiago, some people go by car or bicycle and others take the horse.
The village is situated at the border between Leon and Galicia. At the church Santa Maria la Real you supposedly will find the Holy Grail.. there where some people also commenting about a visit by the Virgin herself some time ago. Lots of saints and virgins passes by in these regions!!
was walking the pilgrim trail towards Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She is Peruvian and 87 years has passed since she was born. We met her, half running and in good spirits with her daughter and grand-daughter some 110 kilometers before Santiago. I´d like to be in that shape when I reach that age.
Cebreiro in Galicia lies at an altitude of 1300 meters. 8-9 of September every year there is a catholic ceremony at the church in honor of the Virgin Mary. The Gallegos gather from all over the region for the event. Some arrives for religious reasons but many takes it as an excuse to party.. and oh my, they know how to party!
We arrived after a tough climb of 30 kilometers to Cebreiro conveniently the 8 of September.
The walk is over for this time, back home now, but still got a bunch of pictures worth showing.