I have only seen the trailer for the "The Way", and it seems like there is a bridge where Martin Sheen is sitting on the edge and something falls into the river below. This bridge looked like it from my brief memory. Is it? If so, it was a beautiful spot.
In this part of Spain, they plant cottonwoods in rows. Not sure why? Ain't gonna ask though!! Must be some sort of windbreak. Or they could be used for the straight trunks. Maybe the farmers are tired of planting something that is just going to be cut down in a few months and enjoy seeing something growing for a longer period of time.
The area is getting dry enough for adobe to be used in building houses. Either this guy's house was built a few degrees to far east or he left the bathtub running and it has washed away a lot of his home.
By far one of the prettiest paths we've hiked. I say we, though I've hiked the last two days alone and absolutely loved it. I win every argument!! This was The Canal de Castille and it goes on for over 120 miles. It's over 150 years old and has several locks on it.
The locks helped boats descend over 40 feet or rise 40 feet as well. Did you know that the Panama Canal has locks that can raise cruise ships, friggin cruise ships!!!... and the motor that opens the megagigantic lock doors... is no bigger than a lawn more engine!! That has absolutely nothing to do with these canal doors, but it was interesting!!
This view looking down the locks from the top (which is generally where you are if you are looking down), shows the different levels.
This view shows the side walls of the lock and seem to say, nay screaming... Holy New Orleans, will somebody call the Army Corp of Engineers!! Actually, it's probably been leaking for a long time... yes, and that's what they said in New Orleans just before they screamed, "Swim!!!"
This is the view looking back up the locks and it makes the locks look small. Well, compared to the Panama Canal...they are, but then, there aren't many cruise boats running this canal either. Was a beautiful day!! Loved the solitude.
There is no Way to happiness... Happiness is the Way!