Up In The Highlands – Pano of the Week

by johnandterri

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This week’s Pano of the Week comes after coming down off the highest point of the Camino at about 5,000 ft.

At this high point of the Camino there a simple Iron Cross called the Cruz de Ferro. The base of the cross is filled with a huge pile of rocks deposited by the Camino Pilgrims. The Camino tradition is to bring a rock and leave it on the pile of rocks. The tradition is that as you deposit the rock as you ask for a blessing or as a symbol of leaving whatever burden or sin behind. (if you have seen the movie “The Way” you might remember this scene).

Up In The Highlands

John