The “M” memories – walking down the Camino Memory Lane

Today’s post has many “M” photos… so let’s get going!

Majestic tree

Majestic trees

First off… the Majestic trees- These trees caught my eye as soon as I saw them on the horizon.

Standing on their own – they seemed to have an imposing presence, and for sure, they hadvery interesting shapes…

They really stood out among all others.

 

Marking

Marking

There are all types of markings on the Camino, from the very prominent yellow arrows to the more subdue city signs. I was told that many cities did not want the bright yellow arrows so they devised many original ways to show “the way” while blending in with the surroundings. This is a marker in the town of Carrion de los Condes.

I’m wearing my Crocs which means this was after my daily walk – I often walked about the town once I had settled in the albergue for the day.

Mishap

Mishap

Every now and then, mishaps happen. Although this looks very tragic, the outcome was fine although the person in the bottom bunk opted to stay where he was since the worse had happened already. The strange thing is that the pilgrim who was in the top bunk was a wee tiny Japanese woman who couldn’t have weighed more than 105 pounds. I suspect the bed was simply damaged and her movement was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back”… All were fine.

Morning treat

Morning treat

Ah – a wonderful morning treat, albeit not available everywhere… I had this beautiful churros and chocolate (yes, that’s a cup of almost pure melted chocolate) at a wonderful cafe in Burgos called Cafe Ibanez in Burgos, very close to the cathedral. What a treat!

There is no need to worry about calories when one walks 6-8 hours per day!

mist-sMisty mornings have their charm – and some mornings the mist was so thick you could barely see ahead.

Within the first hour after sunrise, the mist disappeared. Oh those mornings were nothing short of enchanting!

 

Mystery

Mystery

What mystery lies behind that unique door? What went on in that house and who lived there? How many children were running around or what quiet couple spent their last years together? My mind would often make up these possible stories as I walked by such mysterious settings.

Ah yes, the wild imagination of a mind in motion – it’s amazing how much creativity I felt on those long days of walking…

My last picture is simply one of a mustache… a very unique one at that!

mustache

mustache

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers from my virtual Camino tour!

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