Sahagun to Santiago in pictures
First, the height profile for the trip, which helps to explain why days 2 & 3 were hard!! (My oldest son kindly pointed out that I'd left out the units!!They are height, metres, and distance, kilometres. OK? :-) )
Here are the photos, rather more from day 2 than any other day....
Sahagun railway station back to day 1
Leon Cathedral back to day1
A witty sculpture of the great architect, Gaudi
Amazing purple sky - the clouds were emptying themselves over the hills
The wecome sign of the Camino - yellow shell on blue background
I really like this photo - proper hill, proper hairpin. I was feeling quite comfortable, just climbing steadily
Cyclists call the smallest chainring (the one I'm in here!!) the granny gear. It is great!! OK, you don't go very quickly, but cycling slowly is better than walking.
To see Chris zooming up the climb, this photo has been hugely magnified!!! Back to day2
Cruce de Ferro, 1500 metres
Chris at Cruce de Ferro back to day2
My bike - the ungainly bundle on top of the carrier is my sleeping bag - there was too much stuff for it to fit inside the panniers in comfortably, so I probably took too much!
Chris outside a nice church, Villafranca del Bierza, with the old tyre strapped to the panniers
There really had been a puppy and a lorry! I wasn't hallucinating cos of the heat!!
Not far from Pedrafita (1109 metres), and I'm feeling very very hot!
Shopping for lunch, & being vv careful not to slip (lurid but impractical roadie shoes, with nice metal spd grips - not good on tiles....)
Not far now! back to day5
Chris had done his 1000 miles here (I'll eventually swap this for the one I took of him!)
Paul, me, Chris, Jane and Hannah in Obradoiro Square
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