Once I left the center of Palas de Rei, I quickly entered a rural area with small homes and large gardens. In one yard, a sheep was perched with its front feet on a fence, and it peered at me over the top. He or she looked cute, and I stopped for a photo. From the adjacent house, a man emerged to talk. He spoke a little English, and we were able to have some conversation. Similar to sheep talk with Alain, this man didn’t believe that the name of this animal was “sheep” in English. I told him a few times, but I don’t think he believed me… From Page 183, Camino De Santiago In 20 Days. Honestly, seeing this cute sheep peering at me over the fence was one of the most memorable moments from my Camino.
Now, I’ll continue my journey on the Camino de Santiago in Lestedo, 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, Ventas De Narón to Lestedo, entering the small community of Lestedo. This is the Iglesia de Santiago. As you can tell, it was in the middle of a graveyard, typical of many small churches in Galicia. The blue skies made me very happy.
I hope you don’t get bored with me showing photos of bollards as I got closer to Santiago. This was the 70 kilometer one.
Entering the district of Palas de Rei. If you need to find a place to stay, there is an albergue complex at the Alto do Rosario. Otherwise, there are many beds at the albergues and hotels in the town itself.
A nicely paved path through a rural community in Palas de Rei.
I couldn’t understand why this large park was deserted on a sunny spring afternoon.
Parroquia de San Tirso de Palas de Rei, originally built in the 12th century. Much of it looked rebuilt, at least, from the outside.
This artistic waymark clearly showed The Way to Santiago.
Downtown Palas de Rei was almost deserted in the late afternoon except…
for a group of pilgrims sitting outside this hotel. Palas de Rei was actually quite modern and had few landmarks along the Camino.
At one of the agricultural hamlets, I was lucky to capture this photo of the cute sheep.
Since I was often the only pilgrim walking in the late afternoon, I always enjoy being greeted by a new friend.
This staue was in the small plaza.
It’s difficult to see, but the sign reads “Santiago 65.” Only 65 kilometers remaining on this part of my journey.
I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop on the outskirts of Palas de Rei. On my next post, On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Palas de Rei to Furelos, with my energy depleting, I had to scramble and was a little lucky to find a place to stay. Please join me as I take you closer to Santiago de Compostela.
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