NEGREIRA TO OLVEIROA – 36 KS
I left Negreira at 5.30 am and arrived in Olveiroa at 3.30 pm, and after a shower and a collapse on my blue chintz bed, could barely eat my pilgrim meal at 5pm, but I was gratrful it wasn’t served at 8pm, or would have gone without.
Today was a massive walk with long stages between cafes, which is always hard as it means no chance to discard a heavy backpack and rest the body.
But it’s a beautiful walk over several mountains, through farming regions and quaint villages.
I didn’t see another pilgrim for 12 kilometres, apart from another early riser with his head torch on, but he scuttled off into the dark never to be seen again.
Tomorrow is my last day walking when I arrive in Finisterre and I’m ready to stop. My body is screaming and I need a sleep in.
As I was venturing out of the dark this morning I received a message from home. I told them I was 8 ks into a 36 k day and the reply I got as follows –
Love my garmin
After shower ritual
Seriously shocking pilgrim meal but I’ve stayed here before and the people are beautiful….who needs food anyway.
All those thousands of green vegetable laden fields I’ve walked past and never one on a plate, j😳. But the people are gorgeous and there’s wine