You will find out very quickly that the Camino Finisterre is much different than the last few days on the Camino Francés, The French Way, of the Camino de Santiago. There are definitely less crowds which makes the route a lot more peaceful, in my opinion. If you like walking through laid-back communities, eucalyptus forests, and eventually, along the sea, then you would absolutely love the Camino Finisterre.
On my last post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Santiago de Compostela to Carballal, I started my journey on the Camino Finisterre in the middle of the Praza do Obradoiro, in front of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. I left Santiago de Compostela on a brilliant morning in mid-May. Now, let’s resume our journey as I arrived to the small community of Carballal before noon.
A field of lupines under sunny skies. What a pleasant way to begin a new post!
This hórreo was obviously not the oldest that I saw but it was one of the longest.
A little bit more eucalyptus forest before emerging to the road and…
Carballal. From here, you can see many small communities ahead.
The village of Puente is a few kilometers farther along. It is aptly named for the old stone bridge that you see here. Sorry about my photos.
The small river is the Roxos.
I really liked this view with the moss and grasses growing in between the stones. These are the quiet moments on the Camino Finisterre that I enjoyed. Here’s another…
Back along the road, mixed between gravel and pavement. I wasn’t alone; there were other pilgrims enjoying themselves.
Remember, the rays of the scallop shell point the way to Finisterre.
It was sometimes difficult to tell which community I was in. I believe this was Trasmonte.
Not an ancient cruceiro, but definitely an attractive setting for a memorial.
I have to be honest. I had never heard of Ponte Maceira before. As I approached this spot, I was definitely impressed.
I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop overlooking the bridge and Río Tambre at Ponte Maceira. On my next post, On The Camino Finisterre in Ponte Maceira, Spain, I’ll spend some time in this scenic, peaceful place that I never knew existed. Please join me.
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