Moranos to Negreira

10 APRIL 2018

Beautiful Sunrise in Moranos.

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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.

 

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The day started out sunny.

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The sun lit the fields which were backed by a very gray sky.

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Fresh country air. A bit of a rainbow trying to squeeze through the gray sky on the left.

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Had to keep the rain gear close at hand.

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Stopped for a footrest in a bus shelter in Cornado.

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This fancy fountain was next to the bus stop.

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Diane bent over to tie her boot and all of a sudden heard the sound of hooves coming down the road.

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Another cow parade. This group of cows had an escort.

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We stepped aside and let them mooove on.

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The cows headed for Quintela but we took a left turn here.

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Long roads through farmland.

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More threatening gray sky. We just kept walking.

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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.

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More country roads.

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Another old camino marker.

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Hiking through more pasture land.

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Back in the woods.

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A valley ahead but don’t think it’s our final destination.

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We’ve never seen a Weber kettle or any type of barbecue grill like we have at home. We did see several brick grills.

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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.

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This was our 12-mile day. It went on forever. Our feet were feeling it too.

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We called this the enchanted forest. It was a beautiful walk.

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We stopped to chat with Joan from Tasmania. She was hiking alone and going the opposite direction to Finisterre.

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A humble little chapel along the way.

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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.


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Oh happy day … finally we are close to our destination Negreira.

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Negreira is a medieval village with an old entrance gate.

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Walk a bit further and it becomes modern. Tonight we are staying at Albuergue El Carmen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Published by janeinspain.blog

Jane is a resident of Browndale neighborhood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

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