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Day 19, Saturday, October 26

Day 19: Albergue El Caminante in Santa Catalina de Somoza. French Janine (who only spoke French) and British Elizabeth (\

Day 19: Albergue El Caminante in Santa Catalina de Somoza. French Janine (who only spoke French) and British Elizabeth ("Liz") who spoke 4 - 5 languages including Spanish.

 
Day 19: Albergue El Caminante in Santa Catalina de Somoza. French Janine (who only spoke French), Claus and British Elizabeth (\

Day 19: Albergue El Caminante in Santa Catalina de Somoza. French Janine (who only spoke French), Claus and British Elizabeth ("Liz") who spoke 4 - 5 languages including Spanish. It was Liz' idea that this picture should be labelled "Europe before Brexit"

 
Day 19: Beautiful morning scenery just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

Day 19: Beautiful morning scenery just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

 
Day 19: Watching the sun rise behind me on a beautiful morning just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

Day 19: Watching the sun rise behind me on a beautiful morning just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

 
Another life that ended on the Camino. One wonders if it is dangerous or people just decide to walk there in times of trouble?

Another life that ended on the Camino. One wonders if it is dangerous or people just decide to walk there in times of trouble?

 
Day 19: Watching the sun rise behind me on a beautiful morning just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

Day 19: Watching the sun rise behind me on a beautiful morning just outside Santa Catalina de Somoza

 
The Camino cannot give you what you want. But it does provide you of what you need.

The Camino cannot give you what you want. But it does provide you of what you need.

 
Funny bar in El Ganso

Funny bar in El Ganso

 
Another funny bar in El Ganso.

Another funny bar in El Ganso.

 
2 km west of Rabanal del Camino: The Camino gets rocky

2 km west of Rabanal del Camino: The Camino gets rocky

 
On day 19 we got into the mountains on a beautiful sunny day. The camera had to get out again and again. This is the first of many times. 1 km east of Foncebadón

On day 19 we got into the mountains on a beautiful sunny day. The camera had to get out again and again. This is the first of many times. 1 km east of Foncebadón

 
Rocky road

Rocky road

 
Into the mountains at Foncebadón

Into the mountains at Foncebadón

 
Mountain cows at Foncebadón

Mountain cows at Foncebadón

 
Casa de Comidas in Foncebadón. Wonderful medieval restaurant where I had my dinner. The servants were dressed in beautiful gowns - the women, that is.

Casa de Comidas in Foncebadón. Wonderful medieval restaurant where I had my dinner. The servants were dressed in beautiful gowns - the women, that is.

 
Casa Comidas. Did not catch the women in their beautiful dresses. Only this garcon.

Casa Comidas. Did not catch the women in their beautiful dresses. Only this garcon.

 
The outside of Casa de Comidas in Foncebadón.

The outside of Casa de Comidas in Foncebadón.

 
Foncebadón. Cross in the middle of the road

Foncebadón. Cross in the middle of the road

 
Casa de Comidas - menu card

Casa de Comidas - menu card

 
More scenery seen from Foncebadón

More scenery seen from Foncebadón

 
More scenery seen from Foncebadón

More scenery seen from Foncebadón

 
I knew it would come somewhere but not when: The Cruz de Ferro. All of a sudden, it was there, 1,5 km after Foncebadón. I had to ask the lady in front, if it was really it.

I knew it would come somewhere but not when: The Cruz de Ferro. All of a sudden, it was there, 1,5 km after Foncebadón. I had to ask the lady in front, if it was really it.

 
The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro.

The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro.

 
The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro.

The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro.

 
The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro. \

The stone I had brought from home to leave at Cruz de Ferro. "Claus Ulla". Well, they said the stone should represent something you do not need any longer. I hope not.

 
Cruz de Ferro

Cruz de Ferro

 
Claus in front of Cruz de Ferro. Finally time for the shorts again - but not a very good picture.

Claus in front of Cruz de Ferro. Finally time for the shorts again - but not a very good picture.

 
Description of Cruz de Ferro. Every pilgrim brings a stone from home to leave here. Over time the pile has grown 7 meter tall.

Description of Cruz de Ferro. Every pilgrim brings a stone from home to leave here. Over time the pile has grown 7 meter tall.

 
More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

More beautiful scenery 1 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
How the Camino looks 2 km after Cruz de Ferro

How the Camino looks 2 km after Cruz de Ferro

 
A crazy place offering prayers, healing etc at Manjarin 2 km after Cruz de Ferro. \

A crazy place offering prayers, healing etc at Manjarin 2 km after Cruz de Ferro. "No photos", it said, but I wonder if it was to protect the visitors. I wanted coffee but I did not want to go in there and get caught in a sales trick.

 
More scenery

More scenery

 
More scenery

More scenery

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
A remembrance sign for another pilgrim whose life ended here. A young one. And a slogan worth remembering.

A remembrance sign for another pilgrim whose life ended here. A young one. And a slogan worth remembering.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

Mountain hiking at Manjarin. Over 1500 meter altitude.

 
Molinaseca in the valley below. Still at 1500 meter altitude. Day 19 and 20 provided the best sceneries of the entire camino.

Molinaseca in the valley below. Still at 1500 meter altitude. Day 19 and 20 provided the best sceneries of the entire camino.

 
Mountain hiking close to El Acebo de San Miguel

Mountain hiking close to El Acebo de San Miguel

 
El Acebo de San Miguel where I wanted to sleep over for the night. At 1400 meter approx. Walking downhill was very painful for the ancles.

El Acebo de San Miguel where I wanted to sleep over for the night. At 1400 meter approx. Walking downhill was very painful for the ancles.

 
Downhill from some 1500 meter to some 1400 meter to get to El Acebo de San Miguel. Painful for the ancles.

Downhill from some 1500 meter to some 1400 meter to get to El Acebo de San Miguel. Painful for the ancles.

 
El Acebo de San Miguel

El Acebo de San Miguel

 
Austrian after-skiing atmosphere in El Acebo de San Miguel

Austrian after-skiing atmosphere in El Acebo de San Miguel

 
El Acebo de San Miguel

El Acebo de San Miguel

 
El Acebo de San Miguel

El Acebo de San Miguel

 
The sign of another pilgrim whose life ended here prematurely.

The sign of another pilgrim whose life ended here prematurely.

 
The albergue for this night. Combined hotel, albergue, fitness center, aqua center and more.

The albergue for this night. Combined hotel, albergue, fitness center, aqua center and more.

 
My room for this night. Austrian Frans catching up on the news

My room for this night. Austrian Frans catching up on the news

 
Beautiful view from the balcony at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino

Beautiful view from the balcony at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino

 
Laundry facilities at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino could be worse

Laundry facilities at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino could be worse

 
Pilgrim Dinner at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino. To the left Franz from Holland, Joseph and AYoung (Koreans who could actually speak English). To the right: Claus, German Beatrix, KayHo from Korea, Irene from Italy and an American guy whose name I have f

Pilgrim Dinner at Albergue La Casa Del Peregrino. To the left Franz from Holland, Joseph and AYoung (Koreans who could actually speak English). To the right: Claus, German Beatrix, KayHo from Korea, Irene from Italy and an American guy whose name I have forgotten. It was Irene's 26 year birthday and we all sang birthday songs to her in our own language.

 
Birthday party. From left to right: ?? from the US, Irene from Italy, Kayho from Korea, Beatrix from Germany, Claus, Frans from Holland, Ayoung and Joseph from Korea.

Birthday party. From left to right: ?? from the US, Irene from Italy, Kayho from Korea, Beatrix from Germany, Claus, Frans from Holland, Ayoung and Joseph from Korea.