After the glorious sunshine of yesterday we awoke to low cloud , mist and rain. It rained fairly heavily at some stages and didn’t let up until evening. As a result we couldn’t see much of the scenery and just put our heads down and walked.
The number of Pilgrims has noticeably increased since Sarria. It is the main starting point for people who are just walking the last 100 km. A Pilgrim on foot has to have walked at least 100 km in order to pick up a ” Compostela ” in Santiago. Starting at Sarria will cover ( just ) the requisite 100 km. When we arrive at Santiago we present our stamped Credential to the Pilgrims Office and a Compostela certificate is issued ( still written in Latin and confirming the completion of the Pilgrimage ) . After Sarria we now have to get two stamps a day in our Credential so due to my stamp collecting tendencies I’ve run out of space in my original rather battered looking Credential and have had to acquire another ( see photos ).
I didn’t take too many photos today due to the bad weather and for fear of getting the iPhone wet. For some strange reason most of those I have taken seem to be of the ” Horreos ” . I think I now have enough to make one of those posters ” Horreos of Galicia ” . Once the rain abated I also took a few photos of the rustic Refugio we are are staying in tonight. This too has an “Horreo “right outside our door.