Leaving Negreira we walked under arches
Then we found a fantastic sculpture of a pilgrim leaving his family. We could not find any plaque that identified who had created this wonderful sculpture.
Mary and I took photos of a spider web.
When we passed mile marker 65.04, there was a boot on top of the marker.
I still have to take photos of old churches along the way.
There was a man picking up chestnuts that had fallen from the trees after the hard rain.
And another man picking Kale for his pigs.
We passed several old stone Horreos.
They are up on stands to, of course, keep animals out of them.
Some people just store the corn under cover.
We actually had a great walk. There were many hills up and down which was up to about 425 meters at the top, but many times up and then down and then up and down again, etc. we kept looking for a bar for breakfast. Finally, we reached Vilasserio after 13.2 km. Eggs and French Fries sure tasted good.
We passed stone Horreos. We stayed at Casa Pepa in Santa Mariña.
I loved seeing the 98 year old man who was asleep in the bar art Casa Pepe.
I had a bottom bunk. I love the stone walls around my bunk.
Mary and Rose relaxed in their bunks on the other side of the room.
We woke up in the morning to rain. But all 4 of us (adventuresome women) decided to take a detour (3.8 km -round trip) to the Dolmen Perxuberia. It was erected 4000 years ago as a site of sacred ritual and worship. Brierley’s guide sure didn’t help much. We asked locals several times for help (rose knows a bit of Spanish. It was hard to tell if they were speaking Spanish or Galician. Even the man who spoke English really couldn’t help us. The book says that the Dolemen is located in the center a field behind a grove of trees on the far side of a young plantation and is often ‘hidden’ in briars. No wonder we didn’t find it.
So we backtracked to the Camino and off we went. Again, there were no bars. It was pouring rain, sometimes sideways, sometimes in our faces. Occasionally the whole road was like a stream. Well, we had to experience that one day. Very hard to take any photos because of trying to keep the camera dry. We would stop in bus stop shelters to get out of the rain. It did slow down sometimes. Here are Marian and Rose -taken from a bus shelter during one of the lulls.
10.6 km more and we finally reached the edge of Olveiroa , pretty soaked, and we stopped at the first Casa Loncho Albergue – Hórreo, that had a washer and dryer. Yea! Getting our clothes done was quite a trip. The lentil soup was great and warmed me up.
October 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm
HaHa. Thank heavens for washer and dryers!
October 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm
Must be the rainy season as you have mentioned rain off and on on your trip. When is your expected arrival back to PTM?
October 15, 2014 at 7:57 pm
What an adventure! It brings back memories of biking in the rain and wind.