It is very important to understand the meaning of the signs that will guide you along The WayPlease, read this section thoroughly if it is the first time you do this Way.There are only two signs you should pay attention to:1.The Shell2.The ArrowIntheory,thereshouldn’tbeanydifficultyinfollowingthesetwosigns, buttherealproblemisthewidevarietyofpositionsTheShellmight haveanditscombinationwithTheArrow,whichmayleadto confusion.In AsturiasIt is generally known -piece of information explained in paperback guides- that the narrowest part of The Shell is the one that will guide you until the city of the apostle.This would be its positionAll the milestones in Asturias are very old and keep the same position throughout the whole way. It is possible to come across some milestones with an arrow painted indistinctively.The narrowest part of The Shell indicates the direction to be followed, which coincides with the position of The Shell.In Asturias, a double sign with a Shell and an Arrow is being placed in posters, corners, streetlights, poles, etc. in the main towns you will pass through This is an example of the sign postIn AsturiasInthistypeofsigns,thepositionofTheShellisnottheoneitis supposedtobemostofthetimes.Youwillseeitthemomentyougetto GrandasdeSalime,whereTheShellpointsatanydirection.To conclude, if you see this type of signs, follow only The Arrow.In GaliciaItisgenerallyknown-pieceofinformationexplainedinpaperback guides-thatthewidestpartofTheShellistheonethatwillguideyou until the city of the apostle.This would be its positionYouwillfindasmallnumberofmilestonesorsingleShellsinTheWay with the usual position found in this landBothinGaliciaandAsturias,youwillfindadoublesignwithaShell andanArrowinthetownsyouwillpassby.Youmustalwaysfollow the ArrowThis is an example of the sign postInGalicia,followingaregulationTheCouncilofStJamespassedin 2018,theyhavebeingplacingmilestoneswithashell,anengraved yellowarrow,thekilometreslefttoSantiagoandthenameofThe AutonomousCommunityyouarepassingby.Theyaretryingtouse this criterion in all the official ways.Thisiswhyyoushouldfollowtheengravedarrowwhenyoucome acrossamilestone.Onlypayattentiontothepositionoftheshellifin the milestone there is a single shell with no arrow.Inthedoublesignsorthemilestones,youwillalsorealizethatthe positionofTheShellisdifferentdependingonthesideoftheroadyou findit:ontheleftsideTheShellkeepsthepositionfoundinGalicia, whereasontherightsidethepositionoftheShellistheonefoundin Asturias.No-onehasexplainedthereasonforthiscriterion,bringingaboutall differentkindsofopinions.However,thereisnodoubtthatthis situationcauseslotsofconfusion,especiallytoforeignpilgrimswho cannotcommunicateeasilyandmaynotfindthisinformationclearly on their guides.In Asturias and GaliciaYou will find a sign like the following one. It is not a sign for pilgrims.This is an example of the signWhenyoufindthistypeofsigns,doNOTpayattentiontothem.Itisa trafficsign;theyaretherebecausesomepartsofTheWaycoincide with roads. It is just a sign for vehicles using the roads.Thisisleadingtoconfusionamongpilgrims;ifpilgrimsfollowits indications they might get lost.Itisalsopossibletofindthissigninothertypesofpathswithsoftor hard ground, used by other vehicles such as jeeps or tractors.To conclude:1.IfthereisonlyaShellonthemilestoneoryouseeasingleShell, followthedirectionofTheShellaccordingtoitspositioninAsturiasor Galicia.2.IfyouseeTheShellandTheArrowtogether,onlyfollowthe direction that The Arrow points, both in Asturias and Galicia.3.BothinAsturiasandGalicia,asingleArrowhasnodifficultyof interpretation. Follow The Arrow; it is the way to be followed.