Tuesday, 19 June 2012

El Salto to Grandas de Salime - Monday 30th April

5.4kms Highest point: Grandas itself at 600mts above sea level
The recommendation now is to walk the road up to Grandas as the old Camino is very overgrown. We followed this advice taking about 1½ hours to walk the last few kms uphill in to Grandas de Salime where we went to the Pension Barra. The new albergue is just past here, signed at the corner by the church.
After a comparitively early lunch (menu del dia at the Arreigada) we had a look round the church as it was open. There were a number of other pilgrims around and later some came into our pension as the albergue was full.
After siesta we had a walk around the town and up to the albergue where the very friendly hospitalero offered us a sello, but we had left our credenciales in the pension. We continued round the outer edge of the town, past the public barbecue area and back into town for 'own made' sandwich supper. Our washing was drying well and the museum will be open tomorrow so we made our preparations for a 'day of rest'. We can see Buspol from the window - with the thought 'we came over that'! (Having passed the windfarm we turned downhill where the pylon breaks the sky line in the photo, and then on behind the white building down to the track left of the fire break)

The view back down to El Salto and, from higher up, back to the dam

Still climbing. The view up the reservoir and, higher again, the last view of the dam

The church in Grandas

Buspol from the hotel, with fire break, and track to left. The main descent starts at the far left.

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