changing. Initially it was very rural, but as we approached Santiago it started shifting towards a more populous area. Although still mountainous and very rocky, they became very large rolling hills. And the soils began to slowly improve. I noticed more (although still not large) dairies and at least
We continued through the Galicia region but the terrain and economy gradually began
Finished milking and heading to pasture across the road.
one hog confinement operation. More corn was being planted, but often still in small acreages.
It was interesting to see the corn planted
Various tractors for sale
This is an old corn crib. Older ones had wood slat sides and newer ones used brick tile with holes. Further down the mountains/hills, they were twice as wide (better yields?).
Early morning fog highlights web.
on steep slopes. They must get a fair amount of light rains
as I saw no terracing, erosion or irrigation. And the corn looked pretty good.
As far as our trails, there was still a fair amount of up and down, but the trails typically widen, were some easier (less rough) to walk, more became asphalt, and the number of pilgrims continued to increase significantly.
In fact, I understand that bus loads of people joined the Camino for the last day into Santiago – although we did not see this first hand as we got up very earlier on the last day (left at 5:15 and walked in the dark for almost two hours).