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Camino de Santaigo, Chemin St Jacques (part 1) Photos

I finally tasted a good churro (kind of a Spanish donut) with my coffee in Astorga.

The Bishop's palace in Astorga. Designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. The man whose name gave English the adjective gaudy.

The amazingly pretty village on Castrillo de los Polvazares a short walk on the camino from Astorga.

This village specialty, named cocido marangato, is not for vegetarians. It contains seven different kinds of meats - and that's all.

This is me faking a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.

It really would be a fantastic bike ride.

The campground in Saint Jean Pied de Port where bikers and hikers prepare their assault of Le Col de Ronceveau, the gateway to the Spanish camino.

Aside from its role as an arrival/departure point for long distance hikers Saint Jean is also a beautiful town.

We did a little pre walk training by hiking up most of this peak found on the GR10 a really formidable long distance hiking trail.

Bev's new Basque espadrilles go very well with our Portuguese rug.

Part of our journey highlighted on a trailside map.

Condom (love the name) was near the birth place of the the real Marquis d'Artagnan of three musketeers' fame.

The Chemin is lined with beautiful cathedrals, churches, chapels and abbeys .

A trailside picnic.