On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Cornado to Olveiroa

June 24, 2013 — 8 Comments

Probably my greatest memory from this stretch of the Camino Finisterre was passing a stage where a pop band was rehearsing for the next day’s concert. The female singer called out to me as I walked by with a loud, amplified, “Buen Camino!” I turned around to show the band my Canadian flag proudly placed on my backpack, and yelled a non amplified “Buen Camino” back to them. She said something in Spanish that I sadly couldn’t understand, but the moment definitely made me smile. It was also good to have a little interaction because there weren’t many other pilgrims around.

On my last post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Negreira to Cornado, I left Negreira before sunrise and felt energized after a short first day on the Camino Finisterre. The communities in the hills between Negreira and Olveiroa were small and the walking was very pleasant, unless you consider climbing hills unpleasant. I suppose I did later as the climb over Monte Oro made me tired in the afternoon sun. Wait! I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s continue in the community of Cornado.

bollard cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


The farmland in the hills was green from recent rains.

farmland cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


Be very careful walking on stretches such as these. As you can tell, there is no shoulder to walk along.

road cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia



farm land cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


I believe this is the stream just before entering Maroñas.

stream cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


 I was the only one walking on this quiet country road.

road cornado maronas Camino Finisterre Galicia


Santa Marina is a church and an albergue in Maroñas.

bollard maronas Camino Finisterre Galicia


 The small plaza in Maroñas.

cruceiro maronas Camino Finisterre Galicia


  Back along farmland and…

farmland maronas Camino Finisterre Galicia


large patches of yellow broom. I hadn’t seen much broom for many days but it obviously liked the climate on Monte Aro.

yellow broom maronas Camino Finisterre Galicia



bollard maronas olveiroa Camino Finisterre Galicia


  I believe that is Olveiroa in the distance.

view maronas olveiroa Camino Finisterre Galicia


The first glimpse of the reservoir, Embalse de Ferrenza.

farmland embalse olveiroa Camino Finisterre Galicia



embalse ferrenza olveiroa Camino Finisterre Galicia


A peaceful scene as cattle grazed on fertile farmland, with different shades of brilliant blue from the Embalse de Ferrenza and sky behind.

cattle embalse ferrenza olveiroa Camino Finisterre Galicia


I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop near Olveiroa. On my next post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Olveiroa to Dumbria, I’ll continue through Olveiroa, where I stayed the night in a rustic albergue, and arrive at an important option where you choose to walk to Finisterre or Muxía, (or both, depending on your time). Please join me as I take you to closer to Finisterre and the end of the world.

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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.


8 responses to On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Cornado to Olveiroa

  1. Excellent post! Greetings from Finisterre 😉

  2. I’m excited that you’re going all the way to Finisterre! I’m beginning the Camino Frances (starting in Roncesvalles) in July and I think we’ve budgeted enough time to continue past Santiago de Compostela. Your site has been such a great resources for preparing for our Camino. Thank you!

  3. Bonjour mon ami – nice to see you 🙂 I thoroughly enjoyed this picturesque post,,,and guess what? Someone else thought it was super special too, as he selected it as one of his top stories of the day…See?—–> http://paper.li/the_holidaze/1321249833 Keep up the great work Randall…Cheers!

    • Excellent! Thanks for sharing. It’s too bad the post doesn’t stay longer on the paper. Their will be others though. Thanks for stopping by. Glad to see you again 🙂

  4. WOW Galicis is a very green land… :O

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