On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Negreira to Cornado

June 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

Because I arrived late most evenings to my place of stay on the Camino Francés, I often had trouble getting my body moving in the morning. Sometimes, I didn’t leave until 10 AM. That wasn’t the case on the second morning of my Camino Finisterre. I had arrived to Negreira in the early afternoon and relaxed while visiting with other pilgrims and writing a very early draft of my book. It was good to relax for a change, but I was really ready for an early start the next morning. As I mentioned on my last post, that was exasperated by another pilgrim turning on the lights of the large room in the albergue at 5 AM. Coupled by their loud talking, I couldn’t help getting up early.

I left my last post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Ponte Maceira to Negreira, on the other side of the palace, Pazo de Cotón. The Capela de San Mauro is on the left.

Pazo de Cotón Palace negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


 The 18th century Iglesia de San Xulian glowed in the morning sun, as did…

church san xulian negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


 this ancient cruceiro and the hórreo on the right.

cruceiro negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


A look back at the tranquil scene as the light morning haze glowed too.

iglesia san xulian negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


The track led to this path through eucalyptus forest and…

forest path negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


 alongside farmland.

farmland windmill negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia



63 kilometers left to the end of the Camino Finisterre.

bollard windmill negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


I wasn’t the only one walking but it was sure quiet on this lovely day in May.

path windmill negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


Windmills along the ridge turned slowly in the light wind.

windmill hill negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia



windmill farmland negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia


There is a good climb to start your day from Negreira. For me, it was especially demanding later, in the afternoon heat. Some more scenes as I walked through the hills…

farmland negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia



path forest negreira Camino Finisterre Galicia



hill windmill cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


These ruins were either in Cornado or one of the nearby communities.

ruins cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


 The road to the left takes you to Pesadoira.

road pesadoira cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


An interesting fountain in Cornado. I would recommend that if you’re walking, keep your water bottles filled, especially when it’s hot. There is a good climb ahead.

fountain cornado Camino Finisterre Galicia


I hope you enjoyed this post as I’ll stop here, in the small community of Cornado. On my next post, On The Camino Finisterre in Spain, Cornado to Olveiroa, I’ll continue through the hills with one big climb before dropping to Olveiroa where I would stay the night.  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.


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