When is the last time that you crossed over a bridge and gave it a second thought - the age - materials used in construction - style of construction - intended use - technology - design engineer - contractor - construction crew - maintenance - terrain - locations being connected - who or what will use it - only a short list of factors to consider when designing and justifying the cost of the project. Bridges transport - people - vehicles - animals - materials - finished goods - individuals - communities. They connect one geographical point to another - strangers to friends - friends to foes - lovers to each other.
On the Camino - we have walked or passed by so many bridges we have lost count - today our trek promises to have us engage four or more bridges - we will attempt to photograph each one - large and small - as well as other Galician delights - enjoy.
The most important thing about bridges - they connect individuals - like bridges - the Camino connects people - hopefully in these small bridges of new relationship between participants - the entire world will benefit.
Water Fountain in Square by the Albergue
Every Neighborhood Has a Square - Every Square Has a Prominent Cross
Leaving Town on the High Road
49 kilometers to Santiago - Note St Gianna Prayer Card on Top
One of our intents on the Camino is to spread the word about Saint Gianna Bretta Molla - so we have been handing out prayer cards we had printed - to everyone we meet - leaving at most of the albergues we stay at - underneath the cash tip we leave at restaurants and cafes. When we finally got to the 50 kilometer marker - we started leaving the cards at every way marker that is accessible - one every half kilometer - by the time we reach Santiago - we will have distributed over 150 prayer cards on these markers. After we reach Santiago we will continue on to Muixa and Finistre and leave the final cards there - all totaled - we will have distributed 600 prayer cards. Some of these cards have been left in the prayer card racks in various churches - so with God's blessing - a lot of people will have been introduced to one of our more modern saints.
Arlene on Bridge
Path is Wide - Wooden Bridge Railing
Unusual Wild Grass With White Feathery Plume
Guess What Is On the Menu for Tonight - Octopus!
Cooking Paella on the Sidewalk - Yes We Stopped and Ate
The end of the Camino is rushing on us - 3 more days and Santiago - then a rest day or two and on towards the "end of the world".
Dale and Arlene