Sat 17 Oct - Day 33: Triacastela to Barbadelo 22km
674km walked. 111km left to walk.
Another early morning that didn't work out all that well. I was out by 7am after a good breakfast as the kitchen facilities were great. However, walking out of town, Deb, Win and I "joined forces" with an American woman with a good torch. Big mistake. We followed the torch rather than following the trail.
Result; a lot longer and harder distance than we thought it would be. The official guidebook distance as noted above is 22km but the actual distance was something like 29km.
Having said that, today's walk was spectacularly beautiful. A few photos:
Funny sign time. What you are not allowed to do here...
Then... Aha, the old vending machine in the middle of nowhere trick....
With apologies to Maxwell Smart. And Deb who came up with something similar that made me think about Get Smart.
Post Sarria, we stopped in Babadelo just another 4km north of Sarria. Nice hostel, very nice.
At day 33 of walking the Camino, I got... Drumroll. My first fricking $&;&;$;& blister.
Why oh why? I reckon there was something getting into my sock that irritated the heal but gosh, it was annoying.
Dinner followed. Yes. A few drinks as well.
Some blog statistics:
My very average attempt to a blog seems to get a bit of an international following. There appears to be people from some 7 countries that I know about who read the blog as least occasionally.
The countries are:
Funnily enough I am not aware of any Spanish readers but there may be.
Thank you all for taking the time to read, it makes it all worth while.