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Oranges
January 26, 2015, 7:22 pm
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We walked on, over the hills, by the sea, through woods and farms, villages and industrial zones.

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We passed egrets, storks, sea crows sunning their wings.

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I love the contrasts of Spanish Caminos. Here, a wild orange tree grows next to a flyover for a major road. We passed peacefully underneath. We bought oranges in a small supermercado. The woman who served us asked for our credencials and gave us a sello. We ate the sweet fruit sitting on a bench watching the sea in warm sunshine.

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We stayed in albergues at night. We were the only pilgrims. The heating was usually on.

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We breakfasted on cafe y churros, got power from bocadillos, quenched our thirst with estrella galicia, albarino and ribeiro.

We didn’t fancy the sleeping facilities at the Albergue of St Laurence

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Travelling light we had no sticks. Roland picked up a hefty one from the forest floor. This made him veer to the right which was undesirable. A solution needed to be found …

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