The forecast today was for rain, but it was cloudy but fine when I headed off.
This goat came to say hello. Perhaps he gets fed by pilgrims.
Here’s a horrio ( elevated grain store) at the end of a rainbow.
Here are a few more horrios. Often they sit over the road leading into a village.
Lots of cabbage to make the local soup, Caldo Galego.
Mid morning I arrived in Mondoñedo which boasts a fine cathedral.
I came across these old ladies and tried to have a conversation with them, but they spoke only Gallego and I didn’t understand more than a few words of what they said.
Gallego is the regional language of Galicia and is closely related to Portuguese. I think they were saying something like ” It’s raining up there, don’t be stupid!
The road kept going up and up. I climbed around 1,000m today in the rain.
There was nowhere to stop to eat, so I just ate almonds and chocolate as I walked.
After a few hours I reached an area without trees and I thought I’d reached the top.
But it was a few more kilometers before I finally reached the summit. The clouds lifted a little and I could see more climbing ahead.
There are a lot of wind generators up here.
Mowing a forestry road.
About 8 hours into the day I was getting close to my destination, a little rural albergue, ‘O Xistral’
Here I’m having dinner and getting my washing and drying done. How lovely after a day walking wet to tbe skin!Tomorrow is forecast to be fine for my 33km but mostly flat walk to Baamonde.
Looks like you had a nice group for dinner at O Xistral. There were only 3 of us when I was there. Did you meet Paula and Angel? I think they were the owners. Paula makes the best tortilla de patatas!
I’ll be interested to see which option you take to Baamonde. There is a great little bar, KM 101, next to or near the muni albergue. The bartender (owner?), Jesús, is friendly and interesting. We sat at the bar for dinner and chatted with him. Nice guy.
Do they still store grain in those horrios? Some look pretty old and dilapidated.
Enjoy your walk today xx
Some people do
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Elevated grain stores – that clearly says ‘high rainfall region’
The dorm in the O Xistral albergue looks better than the general standard. Nice and clean.
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Yes it was a private albergue which are a bit more expensive and nicer. The horrios are designed I think to keep the rats and mice out.
Such a lovely little albergue- it looks like something out of a fairy tale. So clean and well cared for. It’s interesting to see the country changing- as well as the horrid. You must really enjoy a shower and dinner and speaking to fellow pilgrims after walking for so many hours.
Hi Vicki yes the companionship is a great part of the camino.