Breakfast today was typical Spanish fare. We enjoyed a large, fresh croissant, fresh squeezed orange juice and cafe con leche. We dawdled over a second coffee and didn’t hit the road until after 9 am. It was only supposed to be 15 km which by now seems like a walk in the park.
The weather was amazing and I wore sandals and a tank top. Along the way we passed a few more farms, more small villages, forests, crossed some bridges and saw lots of cows. We met some travellers we’d seen before and some new ones. A 70 year old woman from Japan said this was her 3rd Camino. Last year she did 500 km and crossed the Pyrenees! Another couple turned out to be from Perth and knew my cousin who also lives there. It’s really such a small world.
We got to Melide around 1 pm and easily found our hotel. That’s a first. We usually end up asking directions. At check in we discovered our bags were missing. Uh oh. Apparently the driver decided we should be walking to Azura as Melide isn’t far enough. Oh well. He promised to bring them back.
Since it was Sunday, nothing was open but there were lots of people around which we hadn’t really seen anywhere else. Strangely enough even the churches were closed. I guess we’re not meant to see what they look like inside.
After a rest and finding our bags, we went out again to try to find tapas. We went to a place recommended on Trip Advisor but they didn’t appear to offer any so we kept looking. Even asking some people didn’t help. Finally we just headed back to the hotel and had a sangria and empanada. It was pretty good. One day we’ll get some infamous pinxos or tapas!
Our “easy” day turned into 35,000 steps and about 21 km