Tuesday, 30 June 2015

May 22nd - Ferrol to Narón

We set off in the morning downhill, crossing the Plaza de Esteiro at 9.00am then walking along the Avda de Esteiro to the 'tuning fork', (1.7kms). The Paseo Maritimo was blocked by construction works so we kept along the Avda de Mar towards the outskirts of Ferrol and, after 2 hours, O Couto and the church of San Martiño. (It is here that the route northwards to San Andrés has its first marker, and where those walking 'our' route would join the Inglés if coming from San Andrés via Porto de Cabo.)

The walk is a mix of track and road with views across the ría and shade in the woods. The walkway over the dam was as we remembered it and we followed the track along the river side following the guide. At a left turn a local said to keep along the river until we reached the road then turn left to Narón itself. This brought us to a roundabout within sight of the Hotel Kensington without walking far through Narón. As it was only 12.35 we stopped for a welcome drink before going on to book in at the Kensington and having lunch. (13.1kms from hotel to hotel)

The distance from Ferrol harbour to the Kensington by our pedometer is 15.1kms.

In the afternoon we walked across to the albergue, chatted to a Korean pilgrim (the first pilgrim we have seen to talk to since our first day's walk from Ribadeo) and had our credencials stamped at the red 'Bus'. This is a mobile food outlet selling hamburgers and drinks daily at the albergue, as well as holding the sello. Not being hamburger fans we went back to the Kensington for tapas and drinks.

Views leaving Ferrol

Towards Xubia and

San Martiño de Xubia

The sign to San Andrés

Path after Xubia towards Narón

The dam and

the path over it

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