On the Road to Almedralejo Spain;

I have to admit that today was not very inspiring, 17.2 k of dirt road, 13k backpack, 10 C, and a 20k wind blowing in our face all day. The road was mostly flat, we could see for miles, and then….

walking the Via la Plata on our way to Almedralejo Spain we encountered goat herders at work
walking the Via la Plata on our way to Almedralejo Spain we encountered goat herders at work  

the goat herders, their dogs, and the goats came up the small hill. The goats hesitated a moment when they saw us. We stopped so as not to scare them, and the goat herder spoke, waved his stick, and the goats moved forward….

Surrounded by goats
Surrounded by goats 

the next thing we knew they were walking around us, as if we were not there…

off they go, goats and goat herders walking down the road
off they go, goats and goat herders walking down the road 

and they were on their way.

One of the things I love most about the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in general, and the Via la Plata specifically is that it brings us close to experiencing Spain, the Spanish people and their way of living that most tourists don’t experience.

 

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2 thoughts on “On the Road to Almedralejo Spain;

  1. Great pictures and so interesting! We enjoyed seeing this in Canar in the Sierra Nevada mountains when in Spain for a month. Wonderful to experience the culture in the less travelled areas. Hope you are having fun!!
    Laurie and Gareth Beverley

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    1. Hi Laurie and Gareth, so nice to hear from you, we are enjoying the time in Spain, and walking the Via la Plata gives us time to see and enjoy Spain. Thanks for taking time to comment, glad you like the pictures.

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