Lunes, El Siete de Octubre
On Monday, October 7th, I had originally planned that we would start hiking at the fishing village of Santa Mariña. But from our experience the day before, I thought that we should shorten the hike a bit. So in the morning I asked our taxi driver, Antonio, to first take us to the town of Camariñas to drop off our luggage at Hotel Puerto Arnela, and then take us to Cemeterio dos Ingleses (the Cemetery of the English) on Cabo do Trece ou do Tosto. This would shorten our hike by about 1/4 from my original plan. Unfortunately, Antonio informed me that he couldn’t take us to the cemetery because the road to it was too rough. That being the case, instead I asked him to take us to the lighthouse at Cabo Vilán (Cape Vilán). This meant that we would miss some of the historical sites between Santa Mariña and Cabo Vilán (including the petroglyphs near Cemeterio dos Ingleses), but at least we would get to see an additional lighthouse, which I had planned to bypass due to the limited time that we had available. I hope we get a chance to hike this section some time in the future.
When we arrived at Cabo Vilán, the temperature was in the low 60’s F, with some high clouds. But it was going to be another nice day.
We took photos, and then started walking south along the coast.
After lunch we went shopping for famous Camariñas lace.