Camino de Santiago – Day 23

Camino de Santiago – Day 23
Walked from: Triacastela
Walked to: Marzán (near Leimán)
Date: 24 October 2017
Distance: 25.5 km


I’m in Galicia, which has a big reputation for rain. Lots and lots of rain. And what have I spent the last hour doing? Lying in the hot afternoon sun in a lovely garden, part of the grounds of an old mill (in the middle of nowhere and then a bit further out from there…) where I’m staying tonight.


It’s been another day of glorious blue skies and sunshine today; if it wasn’t for my experiences of the past few weeks I’d almost find it hard to believe that it will be cold tonight, but I know I’ll have all my layers on by 7pm and – if I can get my hands on some at tonight’s communal meal – downing some ‘medicinal’ red wine to help warm me up…


The walking has predominantly been on woodland paths or along quiet country lanes today, passing through a series of tiny villages (hamlets really) that look picturesque, in a crumbling kind of way, but which smell strongly of cow dung. The scenery continues to dazzle. And now I’m in Galicia, I finally got my hands on some pulpo (octopus) for my lunch today. After three and a half weeks of anticipation, it tasted delicious. Great food, sunshine and wonderful walking. What more could one woman and her maps ask for?

About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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2 Responses to Camino de Santiago – Day 23

  1. Lucy says:

    That looks yummy

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