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.
The farmland in the hills was green from recent rains.
Be very careful walking on stretches such as these. As you can tell, there is no shoulder to walk along.
I believe this is the stream just before entering Maroñas.
I was the only one walking on this quiet country road.
Santa Marina is a church and an albergue in Maroñas.
The small plaza in Maroñas.
Back along farmland and…
large patches of yellow broom. I hadn’t seen much broom for many days but it obviously liked the climate on Monte Aro.
I believe that is Olveiroa in the distance.
The first glimpse of the reservoir, Embalse de Ferrenza.
A peaceful scene as cattle grazed on fertile farmland, with different shades of brilliant blue from the Embalse de Ferrenza and sky behind.
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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