Today I had a choice of either a 26km day or a 40km day. If I took the shorter option, then the following days were going to be awkward in length . I went for the 40km and arrived tired and a bit sore after 9 hours on the road z
But back to last night. I went to the restaurant across the road with Case and Kiki from Valencia. I’ve no idea how you spell his name that’s how it sounds . After weeks of fried meat with chips, it was an amazing change. For €10 we had a four course quality meal with wine, coffee and spirits. This is the main course- quail.
The strange thing is that a little mix up occurred with the change which was quickly resolved but for some reason the proprietor flew into a rage. He was shouting at Kiki with his face a few inches from Kiki’s and when his wife ran to push him away he started throwing chairs around. A strange end to a memorable meal.
The albergue was very large with two big rooms but there were only 4 of us
At one village , the stairs up to the bell tower of the church were external so you could climb up . The strange thing is, after walking alone for days, two other pilgrims turned up at the same time – Case who I’ve been bumping into for days and Jerry from New York. We took each other’s photo.
Old and new
The old centre of Sanabria is up high above the river.I arrived a bit late and didn’t have time unfortunately to go up and explore. Sanabria gives its name to this part of the route – the Via Sanabrés.