Day 33 – Alto Do Poio to Triacastela

Day 33 – Alto Do Poio to Triacastela

Date: 24th May 2017

Departure time: 07:30
Arrival Time: 11:00
Distance: 14 kms
Cumulative Distance: 653 kms
Percentage Completed: 83.7%
Accommodation: Pension Albergue Lemos
Weather: Sunny, clear skies 29 degrees
Debra – Beautiful walk, probably my favourite day so far
Mark – Short but wonderful

Today was the shortest day we had planned so far being only 14 kilometres. We started out at 07:30 and had one of the prettiest walks on the Camino thus far. We descended from the heights of Alto do Poio to the small town of Triacastela and were afforded beautiful views of rolling valleys, low hanging clouds and wooded pathways.
We arrived about 11 am. After attending to some domestic chores (such as washing and shopping), we spent the afternoon drinking with pilgrims from Australia, El Salvador and South Korea. Even amongst such a diverse group, Julia is competing for blister of the year. She could be the forerunner for the monthly prize on So all up, today was very restful and much enjoyed by all.

We are staying at Pension Lemos which is very comfortable and modern. In small towns like Tricastela, every where is “centrally located”. We have once again been blessed by perfect weather.

Sunrise leaving Alto do Poio
Pilgrim shadows at sunrise
Galician waymarkers show the distance to go to Santiago
The smallest church on the way at Biduedo
Layers of cloud covering the landscape
Beautiful little waterfall
Clouds covering the landscape
Cows enjoying the rich pastures

Still smelling the roses

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