Day 45 Boante 10/30
Moody morning weather kept us undecided whether to add a layer or remove one.
We were soon threading our way through yet more picturesque stone villages.
This time joined by some locals on their way to the office..
Today’s mandatory lunch stop was in Melide to sample the local specialty of Octopus Pulpo. (The beer is not mine! 😊)
After lunch my knee was making itself known so I had to make the difficult decision to stop early for the day and tell Barry and Tom to continue without me. Hopefully I’ll catch them in Santiago. Only 50k to go….
Day 46 – O Pedrouzo 10/31
A nights rest and the knee was much better so I enjoyed my longest walk of 31.5k. The morning I walked alone on more wonderful trails. I have been surprised by the few pilgrims since Sarria which I thought would bring masses to the Camino as it does the rest of the year. It appears to be that the season is over. The bar/cafe stops are empty or closed for the season, even the serious party stops…After a morning of solitude and contemplation I was happy for the company of Nanna from Denmark who was delightful company for a few hours. She is 24 and has walked all the way from SJPP by herself and was excited to be meeting her mother tomorrow in Santiago for the noon mass. My albergue for the night was a very contemporary affair. I am hoping for a miracle cure for the cold which overtook me this afternoon. I am not quite sure how I feel about the prospects of finally arriving in Santiago after 47 days and almost 1,000 kilometers. We will soon find out 👣👣👣