I had a comfy bunk and slept well while I could, in between the
10.30pm'ers who came in and turned the lights on despite most others
being asleep... and the 5.30amers who started rustling plastic bags!
Can you tell I am a little 'over' dorm life?- but not long to go
I was hoping to make it some 24km to Palas de Rei today, but have
stopped here in the little village of Ligonde instead. My leg felt
good after the gel I applied yesterday, and I was able to walk really
well for about 15km, much of it climbing. But then it started
complaining again so I have called a halt for the day at lunchtime,
after about 17km. I was feeling like a wimp, but the little 18 bed
albergue has already more than half filled up within half an hour of
opening, so I guess I am not the only wimp. There is nothing much to
do around here other than rest, so I guess that is what I will be
doing quite soon. Then I will aim for Melide tomorrow, and take some
shorter stages to arrive in Santiago maybe just a day later than I had
I knew there was a big climb out of Portomarin this morning so I was
ready for it! It was quite lovely up through forest. What else was
able to be seen I am not at all sure as there was very thick mist that
lasted until about 10.30am. It added to the 'mystery' in this ancient
land where the Celts wandered.
At one stage I passed the body of a dead fox on the track, which was a
little sad. There are signs about the wildlife in some of the areas we
are passing through, but this was the first wild animal other than a
rabbit that I have spied.
Anyhow, time is nearly up- I am off to put my feet up!