Day 41 Fontria 10/26
I enjoyed Barry’s company again today and he tolerated my endless stories. He is reasonably fluent in Spanish & French making ordering food much less problematic. We had a number of food stops for snacks in addition to a substantial lunch in O’Cebreiro with friends.
The culinary high of the day was a surprisingly wonderful meal served by the restaurant associated with tonight’s albergue. The building was an interesting reproduction of a local style and the food was wonderful and plentiful.
Day 42 Sarria 10/27
Today we walk to Sarria which is a major starting point for all those who do not have the time or inclination to walk for a month or more. It is 115 kilometers from Santiago thus allowing potential pilgrims the required minimum walking distance of 100k to qualify for a Compostela Certificate at the end. Each day from here in we must obtain two stamps on our Pilgrims credential.
The walking was wonderful thru beautiful trails, fields, and small stone villages.