Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sarria to Portomarino

Our first day's walk.

Us with all our gear. The yellow arrow is the sign for the Camino path. Galicia is very green and the plants in the hedgerows are those of England. The trees are oak, chestnut, elm, birch. It is a rolling countryside and bits of it are every bit as steep as the worst of the Malvern Hills. The bus met up with us three times, provided water and suitable snacks. The guide disapproves of sweet things and fresh fruit,nuts and fruit biscuits are provided. I was ticked up for taking a chocolate digestive. Why are they provided then?

We walked 18.7 km and at various points, I thought I had reached my limit but no I did reach the end.

The upper photo is a object found all over the place. Despite it's elegant appearance, it is for storing grain. And the lower photo is of a typical farm building in a small village.

I am happy to have successfully completed the first day but am wondering about tomorrow when we walk 24.3 km.


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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.