To the End of the Earth via Noia

October 5, 10 am.

Google ‘scenic drives from Santiago de Compostela to the coast’ and it appears that any road you take to Spain’s west coast is scenic.

We ended up choosing a route that took us to the ‘End of the Earth’ (aka Fisterra) via Noia.
Route from Santiago de Compostela to Fisterra via Noia Noia, on a coastal inlet, is a pretty little town with covered walkways and a standout cathedral.
An 1880 wrought iron bench in Noia, SpainCovered archways leading to the town centre of Noia in Spain The door to the cathedral in Noia, SpainOf course we had to stop for some wonderful Spanish café con leche.
In Noia we stopped for a coffee In the main city square, a farmer’s market was going on, full of local foods. some 'small breasts' of cheese in Galicia White beans in the market in Noia, SpainApparently the weather was uncharacteristically gorgeous, so it was pretty tempting to grab some meat, cheese and bread for a picnic. But I wanted to save room for some other coastal specialities I had heard of. Deli products in the market in Noia, Spain Rustic bread in the market in Noia, SpainAfter leaving Noia, we followed the road north along the coast. On the way we passed a village with fields of corn left to dry sun.Corn left to dry in the field in a small town near Noia, SpainThis village also had the Spanish version of grain elevators, stone structures called hórreos, used to store the corn.Stone elevators to store corn on the road to the west coast of SpainStone elevators to store corn on the road to the west coast of Spain Stone elevators to store corn on the road to the west coast of Spain San Miguel Beer sign in VillageNow it was off to the seashore!

More on our 2014 trip to northern Spain.

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