On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Ventas De Narón to Lestedo

April 24, 2013 — 6 Comments
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 From Ligonde, the road headed steeply downhill, enough to warrant a switchback. Then, a short climb to Eirexe drained most of my remaining energy. In the sleepy hamlet, I stopped at the albergue for another ice cream. I needed something to energize and motivate me. It was two-thirty, and Palas de Rei was still over seven kilometers away. My plan was to stay in Melide, a large town with many albergue beds. However, it was well past Palas de Rei, with more hills in between. I took an extended break of half an hour, composed myself, encouraged myself, and moved on… From Page 181, Camino De Santiago In 20 Days. After two weeks of mostly cold and wet weather, I sure struggled on the first warm, sunny day of my Camino.

Now, I’ll continue my journey on the Camino de Santiago as I left Ventas De Narón, 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, Portomarín to Ventas De Narón, here, overlooking the farmland while showing the difference between the scrubland at the higher elevation and the farmland below. Let’s continue…

Farmland Ventas De Naron, Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Before I go much further, I must confess. Some of the hamlets along the stretch seemed to run into each other and I didn’t always know exactly which one I was in. I’ll do my best with the locations but please excuse me if I have one or two of the places wrong. This ancient cruceiro was before Ligonde.

Crux Ventas De Naron, Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Some more features along the Camino. Another cruceiro or cross and a cart.

Crucerio Ventas De Naron, Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Cart Ventas De Naron, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I didn’t sit on this rustic bench, but appreciated whoever was thoughtful and kind enough to put it there.

bench Ventas De Naron, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

It may be a little confusing but Ligonde actually is composed of two hamlets. This was the view leaving the hamlet of Ligonde Ligonde with Eirexe de Ligonde ahead (I hope I have that right).

Path, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

This was a first antenna I saw, shaped as an arrow, which pointed the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Antenne, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

I believe this is approaching the Church of Santiago in Eirexe de Ligonde.

church, crucerio, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Typical of the path alongside the road. It was fairly quiet when I walked, but it’s always a good idea to watch for traffic as some cars sped by very fast.

path road, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

path road Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Farmland as far as I could see.

farmland, Ligonde Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Ruins of a home in Lestedo.

ruins Lestedo Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

 

Approaching the Rectoral de Lestedo in Lestedo, an option for those wishing to take a day off from the albergues. For more information, please check out their website.

Rectoral de lestedo, Lestedo Galicia Spain, Camino de Santiago

I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop in Lestedo. On my next post, On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Lestedo to Palas de Rei, as I continued to struggle on the warmest afternoon so far on the Camino, I visited the town of Palas de Rei and met a new friend. 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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6 responses to On The Camino De Santiago in Spain, Ventas De Narón to Lestedo

  1. Thanks for yet another very informative and beautifully visualized post, Randall…Once again, I got my book out and read the pages pertaining to this post. You know before ordering your book I was under the assumption that the posts here (on your blog ) were exactly what you wrote in your book. What a treat it is to be able to read what exactly occurred while you were at these locations… the charm of your adventure/observations.

    No, I’m not going to reveal nor discuss some of the passages within your book relating to this post…I would be spoiling it for a potential reader/buyer …Once again Randall, Great Stuff!

    • Thanks again, Meesh. I wanted to keep the blog posts and my book separate. Except for one or two passages from the book, everything is newly written for this blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying my journey and I you can go on your own one day 🙂

  2. *SPOILER ALERT* All what’s missing within the visualization of this post….are ice cream cones, for some reason after reading the excerpt from your book…I’m craving one right now. 😀

  3. Hi Randall,

    link is missing here to the next post (Lestedo to Palas de Rei).

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