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Neda To Pontedeume

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  1. Laurie Ferris

    Laurie Ferris The Camino Provides

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    Continued from Exploring Neda.

    When I saw Nancy eating breakfast at Pensión Maragoto, she was already packed up and ready to head out for the day. I move a little slower in the morning, so I told her I would see her along the way. The laundry I had washed and hung on the windows was nice and dry, so I packed up and started walking around 9 a.m. I shot a quick video from the room before I headed out.

    The Neda to Pontedeume stage was 18.7 km (11.6 miles) and followed the Ria de Ferrol for the first segment.

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    It was a peaceful walk along a boardwalk by the Ferrol river.

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    I walked right by a horse and felt like I was back on the Camino Portugués.

    Here's a video: https://videopress.com/v/0uPiN6xI

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    Sweet little horse in Neda

    Video of morning walk leaving Neda: https://videopress.com/v/uldARwOR


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    Read about River Belelle at http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING10

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    The shells and arrows from Neda will lead you to the old part of town where I saw that pilgrim-dedicated church the night before. The church didn’t have that rosy glow I saw at sunset, but I took another photo of the plaque.

    Pilgrim church dedicated in 2004 Holy Year

    This is the Santa María de Neda parish church, where you can find the image of Christ known as Cristo da Cadea (Christ of the Chain) as it has a chain around the body which secures the cross. Read more about this church at http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING09

    I caught up to Nancy while she was doing the QR code thing with her phone near a water fountain.

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    Apparently, the water in Neda is what makes the bread so delicious! And there is a festival of the bread of Neda every September. Read more: http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING11

    The breakfast toast was good, but I didn’t realize the bread was so special. LOL! (See Pensión Maragoto’s breakfast menu at the end of this post.)

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    We filled up our water bottles at this fountain and continued the walk together.

    After a while, the sun was out, and we were ready for a break. Luckily there were two pilgrim-friendly bars next to each other for a potty stop and second breakfast.

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    I just ordered a café con leche, but they usually included a free pastry. This was another nice surprise of the Camino Inglés—just €1 for coffee and a free treat!


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    A typical “second breakfast” on the Camino.

    When the pastries were packaged like this, I brought them with me for a snack. I learned it is always good to have something to eat, just in case you are hiking in a zone with no cafés.

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    We couldn’t resist a selfie with the peregrino!

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    Nancy had unlimited data on her phone plan, so she took advantage of the QR code signs along the way. This was a fun way to learn about things. This particular sign mentioned a Museo Do Humor (Humor museum) down the street, which we walked by after our break. Read about it here: http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING13

    I absolutely love quirky museums, but it cost a few euros, and we were wanting to keep walking. The arrows pointed the way, even on the homes in the neighborhood we walked through.

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    This house had some great Camino symbols.

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    According the QR code for this site, the public water fountains “are important elements related with the paths where the walker and the pilgrim can quench their thirst, cool down and rest for a moment.” Read more about the fountains at: http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING14
    Nancy and I took a quick water and shade break here, because we were about to experience the 1,000 + feet elevation gain through the forest of Fene.

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    We were happy to find some shade on this path through a forest.

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    Read about the fraga (forest) here: http://caminoingles.mobi/QR/CAMING17

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    As soon as we left the forest, it was HOT! I used my umbrella for shade.

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    That Rihanna song kept running through my mind. "Under my umbrella, ella, ella, hey, hey…"

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    It was much cooler under the shade of my umbrella.


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    Look ma, no hands!

    PILGRIM TIP: The Liteflex Trekking Umbrella can be strapped to the front straps of your backpack when its open, so you can use it hands-free! Available on Amazon.

    Continue the journey where we discover the most incredible white sandy beach!

    Full post at: https://thecaminoprovides.com/2017/11/06/camino-ingles-neda-to-pontedeume/

     
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    Very informative thanks for sharing.
     
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