Day 35: Eirexe to Melide

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This was the view out our window at yesterday’s albergue.  Plenty of eggs and chicken on the menu in this part of Spain.

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Today started out with a few minutes of sunshine!  In Galicia, we are finding out that a clear blue sky day just doesn’t occur.  So, any day without rain is a good day.  The sun quickly departed and we had gray cloud hiking for the first half of the day.

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As a follow up to yesterday’s comments about churches in Galicia,  we noted the churches in the villages here are located in the middle of the  cemetaries. 

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Today we saw lots of callalilies on the camino. This photo is for you Anita.

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Sandy rebounded nicely from her tough knee day yesterday.  There was only one portion of today’s way that caused her any discomfort.  The above photo shows her hiking through our first camino swamp today.  It kinda stunk and the agua was deep.

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Another first for us…Eucalyptus trees along big portions of today’s camino. The smell through these forests were great!

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This was an albergue along the route with the biggest scallop shell ever.

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There were some pretty neat portions of the camino today.  I told Sandy it reminded me of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

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There have been horses all along the camino.  Lots of Paso Fino and neat Andalusian horses.  This was the first of my favorite breed, the Appaloosa.  Since this is my blog, only my favorite horses get posted.  This photo is for my niece Lana.

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We crossed a couple more ancient bridges today.  This one crossed the Rio Fuegos and brought us into our resting spot tonight, the big town of  Melide (8,000 population).

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We hiked 22.3 km (14 miles) today and finished the day with some nice sunshine. 50 kilometers to Santiago.

Buen Camino!

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2 responses to “Day 35: Eirexe to Melide

  1. Nearing the home stretch. In Melide, as you face the big church in the plaza mayor, there is a street before the church that heads north. That is where I found that camino writing on the wall that I sent you earlier.
    When you make it to Santiago beware of all the tourists coming off of busses, etc. it felt like kind of a culture shock after all the time spent on the backwoods of the camino.
    My last day of riding felt like it took forever. In part the expectation of being at the end and lots of small hills as you approach Santiago. The heavy downpour I rode in all day did not help.
    But, after a splurge in a nice hotel, some beer and food, all was fine.
    Buen camino

    • We will look for that writing on the wall for sure. Thanks for the warning re: the craziness of Santiago. It should be fun. Appreciate the guidance along the way!

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