10 APRIL 2018
Beautiful Sunrise in Moranos.
We had breakfast with our friends. Afterward, we stepped outside for a group photo. Sarah & Bernard from Germany and on the far right is Taso from Holland. We were going in opposite directions so we said our goodbyes and headed out.
The day started out sunny.
The sun lit the fields which were backed by a very gray sky.
Fresh country air. A bit of a rainbow trying to squeeze through the gray sky on the left.
Had to keep the rain gear close at hand.
Stopped for a footrest in a bus shelter in Cornado.
This fancy fountain was next to the bus stop.
Diane bent over to tie her boot and all of a sudden heard the sound of hooves coming down the road.
Another cow parade. This group of cows had an escort.
We stepped aside and let them mooove on.
The cows headed for Quintela but we took a left turn here.
Long roads through farmland.
More threatening gray sky. We just kept walking.
A very old camino marker is shown at the bottom of the photo … it is a cement pillar with a shell embedded in it. The newer markers are the blue and gold ones on the utility post.
More country roads.
Another old camino marker.
Hiking through more pasture land.
Back in the woods.
A valley ahead but don’t think it’s our final destination.
We’ve never seen a Weber kettle or any type of barbecue grill like we have at home. We did see several brick grills.
Diane’s boots were bothering her so she wore her clogs for awhile. The road became very muddy so she walked along the mossy edge while eating a bocadillo sandwich — she’s got good balance. Terry is helping her get down on the road again.
This was our 12-mile day. It went on forever. Our feet were feeling it too.
We called this the enchanted forest. It was a beautiful walk.
We stopped to chat with Joan from Tasmania. She was hiking alone and going the opposite direction to Finisterre.
A humble little chapel along the way.
As we walked into town, we chatted with a local woman who was planting her garden. Not sure but we think she was planting garlic.
Oh happy day … finally we are close to our destination Negreira.
Negreira is a medieval village with an old entrance gate.
Walk a bit further and it becomes modern. Tonight we are staying at Albuergue El Carmen.
We were the only ones staying at the El Carmen. It was a bit chilly in the the dorm room but they provided lots of blankets. The cold damp weather combined with the long exhausting 12 mile day caused a lot of coughing and grumpy feet. Probably a good thing that we were the only ones staying here tonight.
Next to the bunk room is a social room with WiFi. That is not Pepto Bismol on the table … it’s nail polish remover. Nails were looking pretty bad at this point.
We ate dinner downstairs at the Masquito restaurant. We did make a few jokes about the restaurant’s name. Bedtime couldn’t come quick enough. We piled on the blankets and called it a day.