Linda- Oct 20
We are in Melide for the night, and are pretty bagged after walking 31 km today. The weather has been wonderful since my last blog entry, and we are savouring these last few days of walking. Melide is known for its pulpo (octopus), and we have just finished a "snack" of pulpo, bread and white wine at the best restaurant in town for this dish. It is served on a wooden board with toothpicks, and is cut into nice small pieces which have been cooked in garlic and butter- wonderful.
We have been thinking about our next few days, and will likely arrive in Santiago on the 22nd. At this point we plan to leave for Finisterre on the 24th, and it takes 3 days to walk there. We have heard that only 4% of pilgrims carry on to Finisterre. Apparently the albergues are quite nice along that route, so we are looking forward to it. We need to be back in Santiago on the 27th to meet our Danish friends who we haven't seen for almost a month.
We certainly have mixed feelings as we approach Santiago. We wonder if we can walk like this at home, and realize it won't be the same without the smell of cow dung and wood stoves as the sun is rising! I can understand why people return to the Camino year after year (we have talked about it, and agree that our bodies couldn't do it a second time!).
Adios for now......
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