Monday, March 28, 2016

Day 2, the town at the end, Marxía

Once we got to the end of the walk that day, in the town of Marxía, there was a very tempting little hill at the other end of the town and a lighthouse down below that. The group en mass wanted to go into a little bar and eat.

I did not.

The hill was entrancing, and I didn't want to sit in a bar......meh......

So I went on my own, and this is what I saw!

This turned out to actually be on the route!  Who'da thought...though in fact it does make sense as it is called the Camino de Faros - the lighthouse walk.

The little chapel you'll see next made use of the landscape for their bell tower, pretty clever.


There's the chapel


And a view through the tower as I worked my way up the hill.


It was not a big hill.  Everyone else is down there somewhere noshing (on food that made them feel yucky afterwards, sadly)


The other side of the hill was riddled with these tiny little stone surrounded fields.....


This is the church on the point, there is a lighthouse behind it which, strangely, I don't seem to have taken a photo of!


This is the view as you come out of the church, not bad, eh?  Straight up North Atlantic.


They have this weird rock, that everyone goes out to see.  It's a rock.


The view of the church from out on the rocks, I'd be amazed if the Atlantic doesn't introduce itself inside the church from time to time.


See those little stone encircled areas?  They are gardens, all with waist high walls, you see, it is so freaking windy, the tomatoes would blow off the vines and the lettuce would just sail away if they didn't build those walls.

That's a lot of work for some tomatoes.


Clever stairs to get inside. We have these here too, but it was a particularly clear view.


You can see that some of them are being cultivated at this time.


Someone lives here! I imagine it is a she and that she is very old.


Next, Day 3!

4 comments:

michael carter said...

What a beautiful walk. You take such great photos

Sea Dog

oreneta said...

It is a really lovely part of the world, and thank you....weirdly, these were taken with the phone! I have to fix the camera.....

thecatalanway said...

So you were walking to Finisterra? Is that the church of the Virgin Mary? Our Lady of the Boat? I am so looking forward to getting there - hopefully this autumn. Lovely photos. Glad you went up the hill. K x

oreneta said...

Me too! It was a lovely spot.....and yes, we did end in Finesterra, but we also jumped some sections that were less beautiful.