Stage 28 - From Portomarín to Palas de Rei

The rather rickety iron bridge taking the camino out of Portomarín

Stiff climb up through trees



A cycling pilgrim from Munich

Camino running alongside the Lugo road

Official rest area

Entering Gonzar

The cafe at Gonzar; a truly international meeting place

View with old roof



Castromaior: the O Castro bar

House for sale

Hospital de la Cruz: Restaurante el Labrador where I had an excellent steak bocadillo

The first butterfly to stay still for long enough to photograph (many previous failed attempts)

Heather

Landscape

Ancient coat of arms built into a garden wall

Ventas de Nar&oactute;n: bar

Laameiros: Pilgrim cross

Second butterfly

Eirexe: taverna

Thistle

View

Mamurria: bar

Grasshopper

The feet of Olivier from Le Havre

The feet of Johanna from Berlin

Detour to Vilar de Donas (you can walk it, but I took a taxi from Palas de Rei for 7 euros) - main doorway of church

Church of El Salvador, home of the Knights of the Order of Santiago from 1184

Knight's tomb

Elaborate wall paintings

Detail of window

Detail of main doorway

The paved way out of Palas de Rei

Palas de Rei: Old house with balconies - but will it be there next year?

Palas de Rei: Pilgrim statue