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.
An interesting fountain with a colourful character. Let’s take a closer look…
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.
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.
It was often difficult to distinguish the hamlets along this stretch. Here, I believe I’m approaching Leimán/Pena.
I didn’t like to see yellow arrows on the crosses. I think the power pole was a better choice.
This is in one of the series of hamlets starting with Peruscallo.
These flowers appeared in one of the fields next to the path. Let’s take a closer look…
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.
Finally, I saw another pilgrim, a cyclist. I hadn’t seen another since Sarria.
Walking along farmland with rock walls…
The small shrub, Lithodora, grew sporadically alongside the path.
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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