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Published: September 25th 2009
Frstly forgivemy spelling errors as Iam using a very strange keyboard as always seem against timedue to money needed.No worries.
Its Friday and I m now in Sarria. Only had 13 kms walk today...a breeze really! Hardest part was again having to say goodbyeto friends. I havebeen walking with a japanese anadian lady, a glassartist , and a spanish guy and together we have become the tres amigos. Its been lovely walkig and talkig with others asusual esp trying to speak to spanish!
Lastnight we stayed in Samos a most spectacular place because of it monastery. Amazing ! We arrivedthere after another fabulous days walk through wooded tracks... lots of oak treesand chestnut trees. Really beautiful countryside. Thiswalk had followed a nights stay at avery very small village, full of cows and thats about all, where we found a private albergue. It wasfantastic! Had a great lounge area, served a magnificent pilgrim meal.... the soup was to die for! but........!!!!!!!!! YES you guessed it.... we are now suffering from bed bug bites... had to be from this place! Drats too forit waso nice.Theview ofthe mountains was so superb. Oh well. Today we found a farmacia who could give us itchybitecream!Its starting to work!
However, the best climb (I can say this now I have done it) was upto OCebreriro. It was really hard. I mean really hard. Just as we had been told, the 9 or so kms uptoOCebreiro was incredibly steep made more difficult because the track wasso rocky. I was just so glad i was doing it first thing in the morning and not atthe end of the daylike so many do. It was cool but as has been the case it was very clear and sunny. So the views were just sospectcular. (Think I have used that word a fewtimes!).
OCe. was lovely but Im afraid it has become abit too commercialised for me. No matter ... it was from herethatI walked with Naoko and had another great day!!!
Asusual I could go on and on boutmy adventures. Each day is full of new plces, new peopleand new experiences.
Must tell you.... last night we were trated to some spanish liqueurs fbulous but v. dangerous Im sure!And today Ihave spent time with an English guy who insisted in me trying a new drink.... limon and cervesa(beer and lemon) .... yummy! I don´t like beer! Karen E. and Bill will attest to that! But hey, Ive fund a new thirst quencher!!!!
Tomorrow I get thebus to Lugoandhopefullyon Sunday BillandI willmeet up! I must admit I can hardlywait to see him and share all this with him. I know he is now in Seoul so I am counting down the hours.
We will then starting walkingthe last stage together on monday wish us well. even though weare now in Galicia.. the wettestpart of Spain the weather has been erfect and it is said that this will contiue to next weekend. Hope so!
Keep on having fun everyone... I am!
PS Dad... hope you can get my sms messahges again soon! lOve you ots and know you are following my journey.Love to all.
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