Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 41 (10/29) - Palas de Rei to Ribadiso (26.6km)

We left our pension around 7:30am, grabbed breakfast nearby and hit the trail. Again, it had rained before we got up and we were pleased that it had stopped and the morning was quite nice. The sky was clear and the fog and mist on the fields was quite lovely. We walked 8km and had second breakfast and then continued on another 7km to Melide where our guide book had highly recommended stopping for lunch and having Pulpo a la Gallega -- we were not disappointed. A large plate of octopus was only 7 euro and we added Caldo Gallego soup and pimientos del padrone (roasted green peppers with olive oil and sea salt) along with two glasses of white wine apiece for a total of 21 euro. We had a few small rain showers, stopped again for refreshment and then ended up at Ribadiso. For us, it was a fairly long day, but the path was easy with gentle rolling hills. In Ribadiso, we found private "Albergue Los Caminantes I" so will spend anther night in bunkbeds, something we wanted to do again as that is part of the pilgrim experience.

Early morning mist shortly after leaving Palas de Rei

Morning pathway - typical pathway for much of the day. We also spent time on dirt/stone track.

Typical farm.

Our guidebook recommended that we stop in Melide for Pulpo de Galego (octopus Galicia style) and we were not disappointed. A large plate cost 7 euro.

Pork humor (above!) -- Mike at the 50km marker (below!).

1 comment:

  1. Mambo Mike & Cindy!
    I can't tell you how much we enjoy your photos - especially of the food and drinks! Mwanza has great Indian and African fare, but there is something about olives, wine and cheese/meats.... yummmmmmm.
    Enjoy the last kilometers, and your journey looks amazing :-) Linda J