Shell motif Camino de Santiago

Camino Primitivo
from Valleviciosa/Oviedo
via Lugo to Melide on the Camino Francés

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Day 6 Pola de Allende to La Messa - 20.k

The Albergue at Pola de Allende

The route out of Pola de Allende

Route by-passing Penaseita

The route towards The Puerto del Palo

Continuing on The Puerto del Palo

Nice path on the route towards The Puerto del Palo

Summit of The Puerto del Palo comes into sight (Highest point on Camino Primitivo)

Fuente just before summit of The Puerto del Palo

Perigrino’s shelter from Rain and Wind on the summit of The Puerto del Palo

The route down from the summit of The Puerto del Palo

Approaching Lago

Very Welcome Bar at Lago

Beautiful “Way” towards Berucedo

Approaching Berucedo

Pilgrim friendly Bar/Shop at Berucedo

The steep climb out of Berucedo

The route towards La Messa

Approaching La Messa
Walking notes by Rob Steele
As I had done the extra kilometres the day before this turned out to be a shorter day than originally planned and this really turned out for the best !! The first reason was that this was the day that the Camino Primitivo went over the highest "Alto" of the entire route, "Peurto del Palo" at 1140m, a long and tiring accent not made any easier because the weather had again turned !! Horizontal driving rain on the summit making it all but impossible to stand up, let alone see which way the route went. Never-the-less I was able to follow the route off the summit and make my way to Berducedo where another walking companion was joining me, Birgit from Berlin. The weather was much improved by the time she arrived on the Alsa bus from Oviedo and we walked the remaining 4.5k to La Messa. Fewer villages on the "Way" only 2 having bars so not so many breaks on this day !!