Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Francés
from St Jean-Pied-du-Port
to Santiago de Compostela

Shell motif
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Stage 29 - Palas de Rei to Arzúa

Pilgrim statue at dawn

Misty camino

Bar before Casanova

Bar at Leboreiro with Dutch pilgrims

Pilgrims with pilgrim cross


Horreo: an antique dating from before the age of stone ones

Medieval bridge

Leaving Laboreiro


Bar in Furelos

Melide: a town famed for its superb octopus cuisine; the bar Alongos II is a little to the right after the camino joins the main street

and we spent a very happy hour eating the most delicious dish of spicy octopus we ever tasted

Particularly because it was pouring with rain when we came out. Church in main street

Sopping wet pilgrims from South Africa and Germany; we were lucky that this hour of rain was all we had the whole of the week

Enterprising youngsters Luisa and Miguel selling shells

Giant eucalyptus

...with Johanna from Berlin hugging it

Bridge on the camino

Boente: church of Santiago and fountain

with a statue of Santiago peregrino

and also Santiago matamoros (the miraculous slayer of Moors)

The kilometer stones have continued all this way - this is the first one in the province of A Coruna and we have only 44 km. to go!

The first field in A Coruna: a little later there was a huge Coke dispensing machine standing in a field gate beside the Camino with a sign saying "God does exist" - very strange


Map showing improvements to the Camino and the surrounding roads

The bar in Boente with the barmaid kindly posing next to the ubiquitous Estrella de Galicia beer dispenser

Path through eucalyptus

First view of Ribadiso do Baixo

Ribadiso do Baixo: Interior of refugio

This refugio consists of old buildings round a courtyard, with good facilities like hot water and a covered drying area.

and swimming in the stream

The cafe back up the hill which did an excellent meal

Ribadiso do Carretera: the cafe on the main road which did a good breakfast

Mist at dawn

Arzúa - wayside marker

Church and parish house

Arzúa - the new Galicia camino logo on a crossing