Distance to go : 170 kms
All the planets aligned today with an easy exit from Ribadeo (despite the lack of waymarking), cool, overcast weather with a pleasant breeze and excellent tracks and minor roads. Very comfortable day despite the 30 kms.
This hospice/ chapel was on one of the minor roads out of Ribadeo. It is dated at 1555 and was an original pilgrim hospital.
When the waymarking began it served us very well all day.
Out of the city and into the countryside - dairy farms, market gardens and cornfields.
Last view of Ribadeo to the left and the very attractive town Vegadeo on the right side of the bay. (We drove through there on the bus yesterday).
Stone houses with slate roofs and minimum decoration, unlike in the houses in The Asturias.
Hydrangeas in every colour in immaculate gardens.
Not many fountains or opportunities for food, but this community in Villamartin Grande provided a room with shelter and food in vending machines.
Lourenza was built up around a Benedictine monastery, San Salvador. The Baroque facade was designed by Casas y Novoa, who also was responsible for the cathedral in Santiago.
Perched at the end of town is our hostal, La Union. 50 euros a double. Again not the most auspicious establishment but our room is clean (with bath!).