A view from Jeanneb

By Jeanneb53

Hidden gem

I think Galicia is a hidden gem. Travelling though some love wooded (surprisingly lots of Eucalyptus) and green country today we saw lots of these drying stores. They are ubiquitous in the region even in the centre of small towns. They are for storing maize. Some have wooden lathes and others stone or concrete. We first saw them in N Portugal. The maize is dried as air can circulate and then it is ground into flour. The 'mushroom' legs help keep the rodents out.

We headed to Fisterre/ Finisterre where the Camino actually ends, imagine the joy of reaching Santiago (as in yesterday's blip) and finding you should go another 60k or thereabouts to Lands end. It's Chris's birthday today so he features in the extra with the end marker and lighthouse. We had walked from the previous marker - all of 0.356km!

We continued down the coast which had lovely towns and pine backed white beaches, much like Brittany we felt.
We are now by the sea and in an unexpected gem of a private house with a lovely garden or small finca. That too has a grain store.

Galicia is a hidden gem and inexpensive.  This place was very reasonable and 2 cafe con leche in a roadside cafe this morning (complete with two madelaines he brought out with them) cost  2€!

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