Sunday, May 14, 2017
We are on the road again - this time back to Spain where we are going to explore the northern coast and I am going to walk part of the Camino del Norte - 6 days on the path, then a meeting with friends in Santiago, and another 4 days walking with them to Finisterre - the end of the earth
And again, a photo essay or two to give you a flavour of the journey.
A full moon somewhere over Northern Canada as we set forth.
And we arrived in Bilbao - where the cathedral is appropriately the Cathedral de Santiago.
A shop window where great legs of ham (jamon) wait to be sliced and served.
The train station from whence we will take our first train on the way. (Next stop - San Sebastián).
With an amazing window inside.
And here a sight that can bring joy to the hearts of many a Newfoundlander. Salt cod just waiting to be bought, soaked and cooked for a memorable feast. This cod is from Norway, not Newfoundland.
A public library reading room in Bilbao.
A starter for our first menu del dia. Stuffed eggplant and a seafood paella.
Tapas and wine.
We took a trip downriver which meant we got a great view of the Frank Gehry designed Bilbao Guggenheim Museum.
These giant shiny idealized tulips are by Jeff Koons and sit on a plaza outside the museum.
Another Jeff Koons creation - the iconic Puppy, covered in plants, mostly pansies right now.
Geordie found a camino directional sign which gave him a chance to show off his "boots of Spanish leather".
Look for more blogging as we move along. Until then, Ultreia! (A traditional greeting on the camino which means Onward!)