On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Lestedo to Palas de Rei

April 26, 2013 — 2 Comments
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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.

church Monte Faro Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

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.

 

70 bollard Monte Faro Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

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.

sign Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

A nicely paved path through a rural community in Palas de Rei.

paved path Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I couldn’t understand why this large park was deserted on a sunny spring afternoon.

park Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Parroquia de San Tirso de Palas de Rei, originally built in the 12th century. Much of it looked rebuilt, at least, from the outside.

church Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

mary child statue Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

 This artistic waymark clearly showed The Way to Santiago.

the way Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Downtown Palas de Rei was almost deserted in the late afternoon except…

downtown Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

for a group of pilgrims sitting outside this hotel. Palas de Rei was actually quite modern and had few landmarks along the Camino.

hotel pilgrims Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

 At one of the agricultural hamlets, I was lucky to capture this photo of the cute sheep.

sheep Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Since I was often the only pilgrim walking in the late afternoon, I always enjoy being greeted by a new friend.

cute sheep Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

This staue was in the small plaza.

statue Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

It’s difficult to see, but the sign reads “Santiago 65.” Only 65 kilometers remaining on this part of my journey.

sign santiago Palas do Rei Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

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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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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2 responses to On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Lestedo to Palas de Rei

  1. Ahhh you’ve been busy – another beautifully animated post 🙂 Read the chapter of your book…What? No picture of your Portuguese *friend* Michael? 🙂

    Am enjoying your book and yes, I’m almost done, I skipped a few pages to read what you were illustrating here. Even when I finish your book (which shouldn’t be much longer) I will refer back and will re-read along with your blog posts. Lovin’ it!

    • Thanks again. No close-ups of anybody in my book except the man and horse. Originally, I thought I would post twelve photos per chapter on my website. Really I never thought I would still be blogging about my journey. It turned out to be a lot more involved from even when I started out. I’m glad you can follow along with my book. For those of you still without Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, please, please buy one 🙂

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