Arrived at Arzua around 6.30pm. Forrest and I are having a lie down on the bunks. Felix has gone off to ” Skype ” his girlfriend. We’ll be going out for Dinner soon so I’ll update the blog tomorrow.
We all enjoyed our stay in the very friendly Albergue Casa Domingo and had a good sleep , setting out again around 9.00 am this morning. It was an overcast but mild day. We crossed 6 shallow river valleys during the course of the day and walked a good bit through woodland paths.
As ever there was a small , ancient Romanesque Church present in every village but , disappointingly , we have found very few of these open during the whole course of The Camino. I’ve posted a picture of a carved stone tympanum of the Virgin and Child situated over the main door of the 13C Church of Santa Maria in Leboreiro , but the Church itself was locked. We walked on to the town of Melide where we stopped for lunch. The town has a famous 14th C stone cross , reputed to be the oldest in Galicia , the Crucero do Melide .
I tried to resist the temptation to take yet more photos of the ” Horreos ” but couldn’t stop myself. I think I’ll get one for the garden at home : ) .
We arrived at Arzua around 6.30pm and went out to Dinner in the town where Forrest and I sampled some of the local speciality of ” Pulpo ” ( Octopus ). It tasted a lot better than it looked.
Although excited about reaching Santiago soon I went to bed feeling a little sad as we now have only 25 miles to go and I have only one full day of walking left of this amazing experience.