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.
The 18th century Iglesia de San Xulian glowed in the morning sun, as did…
this ancient cruceiro and the hórreo on the right.
A look back at the tranquil scene as the light morning haze glowed too.
The track led to this path through eucalyptus forest and…
63 kilometers left to the end of the Camino Finisterre.
I wasn’t the only one walking but it was sure quiet on this lovely day in May.
Windmills along the ridge turned slowly in the light wind.
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…
These ruins were either in Cornado or one of the nearby communities.
The road to the left takes you to Pesadoira.
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.
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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