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. Sounds a bit rude but I’m assured it’s all good clean fun. 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 ( see photo ).
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.