Palas de Rai to Melide, a mere 15 km

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.

So off we went and explored the city. We found a Turkish restaurant and enjoyed some delicious burgers. Mine was lamb and it sure was good. Sue and Anita really enjoyed theirs as well.IMG_8113_pe IMG_8114_pe

Beautiful flowers in a cemetary

Beautiful flowers in a cemetary

The shell is a symbol of the Camino. Some are hard to find. This one sure isn't.

The shell is a symbol of the Camino. Some are hard to find. This one sure isn’t.

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Boogie on

Boogie on

Which way?

Which way?

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

Waterfall upon entering Melide

Waterfall upon entering Melide

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More than half way through our walk and embracing my age :)

More than half way through our walk and embracing my age 🙂

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One of many bridges on the Camino

One of many bridges on the Camino

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San Pedro Iglesia in Melide

San Pedro Iglesia in Melide

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One of many different kinds of road. Yes, we occasionally meet a car or two.

That's a tree growing out of the cement in the balcony.

That’s a tree growing out of the cement in the balcony.

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