Day 8. Week of the pig, in Viana

I like encountering unexpected things when I travel. Today I wandered into the  Casa de Cultura in Viana (pop 3600). As far as I can determine, this week’s exhibit features the history and methods of killing pigs and making sausages. Yesterday there was a demonstration of soap-making from pig fat. Tomorrow there will be a…

Cast of Camino characters

Here are some of the characters who are crossing my path these days. You read about A who adopted my spare boots. One striking thing about her is how un-shy she is. She may not be a careful planner in some ways – she was VERY impressed with my preparation when i pulled a needed safety…

Camino: The boots

I already have a Camino coincidence story. To start, I confess to lying about my packing list.  I was carrying a huge additional item – a second pair of boots that weighed about 800 g. Two days before my departure for Spain; I was browsing through MEC (a mistake) and admired a new pair of…