I thought I would let some photos do the talking again.
Photo above: early morning light as I walked out of Hornillos.
This is one of my favourite photos because I took it the day before I met Philipp. He became such a special part of my Camino and it intrigues me that when I took this I had not met him yet. It makes me realise how fortunate I was to meet the people I did because you can miss people completely along the way, even though you are walking the same path as them.
Hontanas. This was a stunning town and one of my favorite overall because it appeared so suddenly. Some towns you can see from literally miles away and it can take you an hour or more to reach. This can be a problem if there is an urgent requirement for coffee! This town literally appeared out of nowhere and bought with it a very welcome and unexpected mid morning coffee stop.
Above and below - Just before getting to the village of Castrojeriz, where I stopped for the night, you pass the ruins of the 14th Century San Anton Monastery. To quote John Brierly "This was the ancient monastery and hospice of the Antonine Order founded in France in the 11 century. The Order's sacred symbol was the "T"shaped cross known as the Tau - nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet and symbolising divine protect
I was privileged to spend a lot of time exploring wilderness areas in southern Africa from a very young age. I got my first camera when I was 6 years old and I have been passionate about wildlife and landscape photography ever since.