On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Barbadelo to Morgade

April 6, 2013 — 8 Comments
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It was a pleasant evening walk in the warm sun, and I felt great wearing a T-shirt. I passed more farmland with stone fences and tiny hamlets with few houses. Cattle mooed, birds chirped, and roosters did whatever they do. Blue and yellow lupines with white daisies grew in large patches along the road. Oak and other deciduous trees provided shelter and dominated the ground along the streams. It was another lush landscape… From Page 173, Camino De Santiago In 20 Days. From bright green pastures, towering oak and chestnut, thick brambles along the path, and yes, flowers, you’ll see this was another lush area of Galicia.

Now, I’ll continue my journey on the Camino de Santiago as I leave somewhere near the hamlet of Barbadelo. Even if you don’t have my book, you can still enjoy this post, and learn more about walking the French Way or Camino Francés (map from Wikipedia Commons).

On my last post, On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Sarria to Barbadelo, I had a good climb through peaceful farmland and hamlets west of Sarria. Many pilgrims have fond memories walking along these roads and paths.

Path Barbadelo Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

 An interesting fountain with a colourful character. Let’s take a closer look…

Fountain Barbadelo Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Don’t drink the water! Fountain Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

A wind farm along the ridge. While walking the Camino, you’ll see many wind farms and on occasion, get to walk under the turbines.

Farmland Barbadelo Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I enjoyed these scenes: the stone footbridge over a small stream. There were numerous small descents to the streams and ascents from them. Not much in elevation change but tiring late in the day.

Foot bridge Barbadelo Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

It was often difficult to distinguish the hamlets along this stretch. Here, I believe I’m approaching Leimán/Pena.

Road Barbadelo Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I didn’t like to see yellow arrows on the crosses. I think the power pole was a better choice.

sign Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

 This is in one of the series of hamlets starting with Peruscallo.

road Rente Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

These flowers appeared in one of the fields next to the path. Let’s take a closer look…

red flowers Rente Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I’m still not sure what these flowers are. A fan of my Facebook page, mentioned they were perhaps a species of Esparsette. I’m not certain and if anybody knows better, please let me know in the comment section.

flowers red Rente Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Finally, I saw another pilgrim, a cyclist. I hadn’t seen another since Sarria.

Cyclist red Rente Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Walking along farmland with rock walls…

farmland walls Rente Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

path walls Rente Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

 The small shrub, Lithodora, grew sporadically alongside the path.

Lithodora Morgade Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop next to this pretty flowering Lithodora, along with some weeds, near the hamlet of Morgade. On reviewing my photos, I was sad to see that I had failed to take one of the Casa Morgade, which is a very charming stone farmhouse that would be an excellent break for pilgrims. For more information, please visit the official website for the Casa Morgade. On my next post, On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Morgade to Mercadoiro, I’ll take you through more Galician countryside to an important spot for many pilgrims, especially those who began their journey in St. Jean Pied de Port—the 100 kilometer bollard or marker. Please join me.

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About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.

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8 responses to On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Barbadelo to Morgade

  1. This was a lovely post. Reminded me of walking along country roads as a young girl. The stone fences reminded me of some areas in Virginia, my husband’s home state. I happy to see you using more descriptive prose. Good job.

    • Thanks Marie. I had some flowers in the post too but still don’t know what the red ones are. I’m glad you could relate to the Galician countryside. It was one of my best walks in Spain 🙂

  2. Hi there,

    Thanks for following me on Twitter. I really like your blog. I’ve never been to Spain much, but it looks lovely.

  3. P.S.

    Would you mind having a look at my blog?

  4. Beautiful photos:) Greetings

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