Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 36 (10/28) - San Mamed del Camino to Mercadoiro (21.3km)

Breakfast in albergue was simple, instant coffee and cookies or bread, but it was free. Headed off and Sarria was only 4km and we had second breakfast there. It was supposed to rain in the morning but amounted to only a few drops. Stopped again for a bocadillo and then later for soup and a cerveza con limon. The path was pleasant and often through tree lined paths or paved farm lanes along rolling hills of Galicia. At around 3:30 we arrived in Mercadoiro, nothing here but a bar and albergue but quite pleasant. We remember it from last year but only stopped for a drink then. Now, after our shower, rinsing clothes, etc. are enjoying a liter of red wine (~$4) working on our journals and hoping someone we know stops by so we don't need to drink the whole thing. Dinner was nice enough but more of a typical "pilgrims dinner".

Beautiful pathway in the morning.

100km from Santiago!

A beautiful day for walking.

We were the only pilgrims in our room - almost seemed like a private room!

The courtyard of our albergue's bar/restaurant. The stone walls of the bar are 3' thick and the old buildings were renovated in 2006 to create the Albergue.

Our room was in this restored building.

The camino pathway and the "street" in front of our Albergue. We so love these buildings made of local stone!

Location:Mercadoiro, Spain

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