Monday, June 28, 2010

Celtic Spain

Earlier today, Seamus, Ian and Noah entered into the Spanish region of Galicia. Curiously, Galicia has Celtic roots. This region actually even looks and feels a bit like Ireland … lots of rain, a rolling terrain, green fields, etc. There are cultural similarities as well ... some traditional bagpipe music ... and potatoes are one of the main crops found on the small, often oxen-plowed farms. By many standards, Galicia is one of the most beautiful and unique areas of Spain. I think the boys will enjoy the new scenery for this leg of their journey.

The Celtic tiles of Saint James and his brother, Saint John, were relpicated from etchings on a stone sarcophagus at Jerpoint Abbey in Ireland.

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