Today I took the only true option available to me…a cab from Olveiroa to Cee. The family owners of the inn at Olveiroa, from the Dad that checked me in, to the daughter that translated my English, to her Mom who cooked the meals, to Tony who drove me to Cee this morning…these folks were angels that showed kindness and provided assistance to a peregrino in need. My hopes for an improved ankle were dashed the minute I tried to stand from bed. This is not a minor injury but will have to await further diagnosis until I return to the States on Monday. But I am safely in my hotel in Cee and it feels good to be here.
The remainder of my post today is of 2 incredible spots we stopped at to marvel and both God’s and man’s works. The panoramic views of Cee from above (with Finisterre in the distance), and the engineering marvel where the Xallas River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The cascading flow of water to this confluence is where there is a one-of-a-kind hydroelectric station where 5 turbines are spun 24/7/365 to produce electricity for the Galician coast. I hope the pictures and video capture at least a minimal experience of what I witnessed. By the way, Tony told me that had I not injured my ankle and taken a car trip, that I would NOT have been able to witness either of these sights as the pilgrim path was much more inland. A problem that created an opportunity. Found treasure. Thank you Lord for the gift of this day.
Look, listen and enjoy. What God has provided through nature, man has harvested for the benefit of many.