Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino del Norte
from Irún to
Santiago de Compostela

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Day 23 - St Vincente de la Barquera to La Franca


I had not used the tent since before Santander and from now on there were refugios for nearly each night. So it was time to say goodbye to the faithful shopping trolley!

Looking back towards Santa Maria Church



The weather was taking a turn for the worst (top & below left)



Multi-arched bridge crossed when coming from Comillas (left)




Steep track that cuts off a harepin, re-joining the road on the other side of the hill





A 'torre' at Estrada



The scallop shell made me think that this was probably a pilgim-friendly residence but I was too shy to knock and find out

The sign above reads 'Posada'

Church at Estrada

Church at Pesues





A variety of waymarkings (above & left)


Leaving the province of Santander (Cantabria) to enter the province of Oviedo (Asturias)



19th century Church of Santa Maria at Colombres





Hostal La Parrilla was very cheap
and had a most impressive ensuite but was located beside a very busy main road which had heavy industrial traffic all night.


Church at La Franca (




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