Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino del Norte
from Irún to
Santiago de Compostela

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Day 17: Santona to near Galizano

From Santona we take the cyclists route as the camino was described as a 'mild scramble' which might be difficult with the backpacks and shopping trolley!

Arriving at Argonos we decide to keep to the main road (CA-141) directly to Bareyo. This by-passes Helgueras, Noja and Castillo

Not sure if the cattle are trying to indicate rain! (top)

Small Shrine built into garden wall (left)

Pleasant fragrant shrub just outside a convenient shop (left)

Local map (left)

At this point we leave the main road and rejoin the camino to visit the 12th century Church of Santa Maria de Bareyo (top & below)

Looking down towards the main road from whence we came

Another local map, this time showing the camino route. The signpost indicates that the refugio is 6.5kms away

Church of San Vincente at Guemes. (right)
Next door was a handy bar for rest & refreshment. Here we asked directions to the refugio

Alas our poor Spanish made us misunderstand and after another 2.5 hours walking we found a hotel instead

View from the hotel bedroom window. Curiously the hotel was several kms from the nearest town. Definitely for those requiring peace and quiet!