Victor’s Trip Notes:
I picked up my clients this morning, an American couple that where staying at San Francisco Hotel Monumento, they commented on how much they liked the hotel. I started the day of by showing them what a “carballeira (A Park of Oak Trees)” is, and in this case the Caballeira of San Lorenzo in Santiago. I also explained about the type of vegetation that we would find along the way today. The first stop was in Noia, where I explained the phenomenon of the estuaries, from its formation to its importance in the shellfish production sector. We entered into the church of Santa Maria A Nova in which I explained the union headstones and the historical significance, being amazed at the number of examples and their meanings.
The next stop was in Muros, stopping at the port for a coffee and to breathe the clean marine air of the coast. We continue on to Carnota, with its magnificent beach and especially the famous combination of the horreos (granaries), the dovecote and the church.
They were impressed by the visit of the waterfall of Ezaro and views from O Pindo. The journey continued to Corcubion, As Paxareiras beach, through which the pilgrims travel towards Finisterre (being very surprised by the amount of pilgrims we saw along the way), making here the main stop for lunch at the “Tira do Cordel “, where they had a pleasant lunch (according to them).
After lunch we visited the town of Finisterre and the Lighthouse where the cape is. From here we made the journey back to Santiago by the interior roads so they could see the differences in vegetation and especially in architecture between coastal life and country livestock-farming life.
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On this tour we start by leaving Santiago we will follow along the rugged coastline known as the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) due to all the ship wreck along the shore during the years in bad weather conditions. We will pass through small villages and stop to admire the views until reaching the […]
Photos and Text By Víctor Manuel Seijas Vázquez
Here are some photos of the day trip…