Sunday, September 4, 2016

On the Camino

Buen Camino!
Here is a post for days 2 and 3 of our walk on the Camino.  The second day began in the lovely town of Portomarin.  They had a festival the night we were there, so we had a tough time sleeping with fireworks and music that lasted all through the night.  But our hotel had a pool, which was a miracle after our long day of walking.

The morning was foggy, which was a real blessing, as the afternoon sun gets really hot on the trail.
We got of to an early start, got our passports stamped at the church, and then headed off on the Camino.  Everyone you pass along the way wishes you Buen Camino.

We've met people from all over the world.  We stayed at a beautiful, very contemporary rural inn the second night, and had dinner there with peregrinos from Germany and Argentina, and another couple from Holland who have bicycled the entire Camino Frances.

Here we are, bright and refreshed as we began day 3.

Along the way, you stop into the churches and cafes to get stamps on the official Perigrino passport.  This was one of the largest churches we've seen, in the town of Palas de Rei.

At a rest stop, we met and sang songs with Peter, who comes from Germany.  Over the course of three separate trips, he has hiked from Nurenburg, Germany!  What a sweet man.  He only does a short way each day, but he is so happy to be here.

Our second sunflower field was no less magical than the first.  We met an older Spanish hiker from Pamplona who explained that they are raised for biofuel, along with much of the corn we've seen along the way.

Crossing this bridge, we arrived at Melide, our stop for the night.  This town is famous for it's pulperias, or octopus restaurants.  However, after a full day of walking, that's not the tastiest sounding dinner, at least for this humble blogger.   But Amy's already tasted the fresh churros, and highly recommends them.

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