Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday October 15

The albergue in Sarria turned out to be quite lovely. When we arrived back from dinner they had made a lovely fire in the garden, and were serving an assortment of liquers for people to get together and chat. Very nice.

The walk today was the best yet. It is really not describable. Just beautiful. We were chatting about it while we can tell people about the blisters, the aches and pains, the great food, the wonderful people, the incredible scenery....but at the end of the day it is a feeling, a feeling that is really special.

Again today was through all the tiny farms. The sheep and goats, all the cattle, and a myriad of dogs. Immense chestnut trees, mighty oaks, and loaded apple trees.

Today we are in Portomarin. I thought that I would be smart and try the municipal albergue. Big mistake. Dirty sheets, dirty bathrooms and a kitchen devoid of even one utensil. We had a shower and left. We are at a private albergue now and it is 100% better.

Portomarin is on a lake, and is really quite pretty. The water level is unbelievably low though. We are going in search of a bite to eat and the fixins for dinner...the kitchen here is fairly well equipped. We are down to 89 kilometres to go. Hard to believe really.

Will keep you posted. Buen Camino

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