Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 42 (10/30) - Ribadiso to Arca O Pino (23km)

It had been awhile since we got up in an albergue. Getting up in a dark room and getting backpack, etc. organized while lights are out and others are still sleeping is a bit of a challenge -- having things organized the previous evening is the key. Anyway, we got things together and went to the bar/cafe across the path and had breakfast and then started walking. It was clear above us and foggy/misty all around -- very beautiful and just the way I like to start my day. We went through Arzua and then stopped for second breakfast after 9km and lunch after 14km. We have been seeing several of our pilgrim friends every day and had lunch and coffee with several of them -- we even caught up again with two Australian women who we had not seen for several weeks ( Glenyce and Dawn from Melbourne). The walk was very pleasant and along quiet roads and paths until the last few miles. Arca is a fairly ordinary city and we checked in to a new albergue (Albergue Cruceiro de Pedrouzo) that is definitely new but may not be a very nice place to sleep - we will know more in the morning. It's hard to believe that we have one more day walking to reach Santiago and I'm not sure how it will feel to arrive. In fact, I think I want to keep walking to the coast.

Starting from last night's Albergue just after sunrise.

Typical morning pathway.

A nice edible mushroom specimen.

30km left and counting!

Reconnecting with Glenyce and Dawn from Melbourne.

The shot glass is a complementary sample of Spanish liqueur.

20km remaining and counting!

1 comment:

  1. I can totally relate to the feeling of not knowing how to feel and wanting to walk on... and seeing folks unseen for a long time. I can't believe it is only 1 day to Santiago. Treat yourself to something special in Santiago!