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Published: September 30th 2009
I can hardly believe it but we are now just 40 kms from Santiago!!!! Wow where did that 800kms go!
Bill has started to get use to camino life especially after walking 30kms today! Mind you today was a gastronomical delight!
We bought fresh baguette and croissant from the baker as he made his way around the tiny village. Then we came across a town well reknowned for its octopus (Pulpo) and of course had to try. What a yummy delight!
We aimed to continue wañlking ofr a couple more hours before stopping but of course it wasn´´t long and we walking through forests, would you belive of oak and eucalyptus trees! We came across fresh raspberries and fresh figs... just had to buy. Found a gorgeous little brook and rest stop and sat and rested for a whole enjoying the (literal) fruits of our walk! YUMMMY!!!!!!!!
Since then we have managed to find a cafe bar and enjoy a quiet beer (with lemon) and are now on the prowl for dinner.... nothing opens until at least 7.00pm!!! Actually there´´s a lot to be said about siesta time!
Tomorrow we walk a mere 20kms and then of course on Friday we head into Santiago! I am not sure how I will feel. A part of me doesn´´t want all this to end but I must admit to physically wanting a break. Its hard carrying a 12kg pack (yes, Chick and I weighed them in Ponferrada) every day on a 20-30kms walk. But, hey, I´´ve done it!!!
I am excited also about reaching Santiago and its so great haiving Bill with me. He is enjoying the camino experience despited being exhausted at the end of each day. Poor thing... he is still getting into this time frame and really recovering from the stressed life of home and work!
No worries though... together we will walk into Santiago on Friday. I imagine around midday which will be you end-of-day... so when you are all enjoying a drink on Friday night spare a moment for us and please lift your glass and toast ... a wonderful life experience!!!!
Yes, I am getting excited.. perhaps the vino tinto is helping!
To all my teacher colleagues...pleas enjoy the last couple of days of term and good luck and best wishes for a wonderful, restful holiday. Hope you can enjoy the two week break. I´ll be seeing you at its end!!
Bye for now from Arzua... just 40kms east of Santiago!!!
Karen and Bill xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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