Continued from Camino Inglés: Ferrol to Neda
Later in the afternoon, I felt like exploring Neda. I walked along the river to cross a small bridge over the Ria Ferrol.
A teenage couple were playing on a zipline! Check out this video.
Before sunset, I walked to a special pilgrim church in the other direction.
When significant points of interest are closed, those QR code waymarkers prove their value. Here’s what the QR Code says about what is inside this church:
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
The sky was breathtakingly beautiful, when I returned to Pension Maragoto. I was so glad we upgraded to private rooms instead of staying in a grungy albergue! If you don’t mind paying a little more, reserve a room with a river view in advance. Details at www.pensionmaragoto.com/ They also have have a good restaurant with menu del dia for € 9 dinner.
I logged another four miles in my wanderings that afternoon and evening, so it ended up being a 15 km day. Fortunately, there is a market across from the pension. I bought an ice cream and some cherries, which I washed in the little sink in my room.
Continental breakfast is € 2.80. I ordered the American breakfast for € 6, which included eggs, bacon, orange juice, coffee and toast.
I loved their chalk board showing the stages of the Camino Inglés.
REMINDER: I highly recommend staying and eating at Pensión Maragoto. Reserve a room in advance and request a river view. Details and contact info at www.pensionmaragoto.com/
Up next, Neda to Pontedeume.