As yesterday we made our decision at the split in the road, we are now on the Camino Muxia. This post is dedicated to the many horreos we saw.
Horreos, are garnaries built on tall legs to keep out the rodents. If there are stairs on the side, there is a gap between the steps and the door, wider than can be jumped by a mouse or rat. I mentioned them last year, but in this part of Gallicia they are especially predominant.
Initially those that we saw were made primarily of bricks or cinderblock. In this region, there are some older ones made of stone.
You know how towns boast roadside attractions such as the world's largest? The world's largest ball of string, ox, axe, etc? There was a Caminoside attraction - the world's longest horreo at 35 meters.
Want to know what's inside? Mostly ears of dried corn for feed, some stacked neatly, some piled in.
So, this morning just past sunrise we passed our first horreo.
Tomorrow: we arrive in Muxia. The posts are delayed due to issues with wifi, so technically we've already been there, but on a positive note I can give you a preview of future blog posts including the rooftop tour of the cathedral in Santiago, the joy of receiving our compostelas, our visit to Bordeaux and Cognac, stops in Spain including Tarragona (a facinating major Roman Empire settlement), Reus (the birthplace of Gaudi), a festival where we witnessed a Castell competition (that's a human tower, feet to shoulder nine people high) and plans for a visit to Morocco including camping overnight on the Sahara, our current ear worm being Midnight at the Oasis.