Date: 7 October 2018
Departure Time: 08:15 am
Arrival Time: 12:15 pm
Distance: 15 kms
Cumulative Distance: 691.5 kms
Percentage Completed: 74.82 %
Accommodation: El Malecon
Weather: Cool, overcast at times – 15 degrees
The walk today was short (16 kilometres) but very beautiful initially. We walked for about 10 kilometres from Samos along beautiful forest trails and scenic back roads until we joined the main pilgrim path from Tricastela to Sarria. At that point it became less scenic, as we followed a secondary road.
The most surprising aspect of the day was stumbling across an extremely modern and well appointed café almost literally in the middle of nowhere. It never ceases to surprise us what little treats Spain throws our way.
We have now reached Sarria, the town where many pilgrims begin their journey, as a walk from here qualifies for a Compostela. Hence, we expect to see many more pilgrims on the road between here and Santiago. After a overcast morning, the weather has fined up and we have once again been fortunate to miss rain. However, it is much more windy and appreciably colder. We have met a number of Australian pilgrims in recent days from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Tomorrow is a 23 kilometre walk to Portomarín.