The landscape was very peaceful though. A grove of giant chestnut trees in a field of purple flowers made me stop for a moment and marvel. The pastureland was thick and bright green. There was one word to summarize this part of Galicia. Lush… From Page 171, Camino De Santiago In 20 Days. Thus, the name of the corresponding chapter of my book: Lush.
Now, I’ll continue with my journey on the Camino de Santiago in Gorolfe, Galicia. 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).
I left my last post, On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Samos to Gorolfe, as I was walking through a huge patch of mud on a classic Galician path. Thankfully, walking with much better as I got closer to the farming community of Gorolfe. Almost every community had a church. This is overlooking the one in Gorolfe. I wondered how many people still attended these small churches.
The sign pointed the way to Gorolfe and other communities.
The next two photos represent the aforementioned passage from my book. I stopped here for a little break. With birds singing and cows mooing in the distance, it was very pleasant.
An icon along the way.
There were many small communities and I wasn’t always sure which one I was in. I believe this church was in Sivil.
Some of the fountains were old and the water was not drinkable or non potable.
The stretch of 6 kilometers ended at the highway with Sarria just ahead. If you need a break or a place to stay, there was an albergue about 1.5 kilometers from where the Camino joined the highway.
This decorative gate featured the scallop shell, the symbol of the Camino de Santiago.
According to the information sign at the edge of Sarria, the town was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso IX of León and Galicia, on his way to Santiago de Compostela.
Please join me on my next post, On The Camino De Santiago in Sarria, Spain, as I’ll take you into the important town along the Camino. Why is it important? If your time is limited and you want to get your Compostela, the certificate issued in Santiago de Compostela for completing at least the last 100 kilometers of the Camino Francés of the Camino de Santiago, you may start here. Sarria is the first town outside the 100 kilometer mark (actually 117km). I hope you enjoyed this post.
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