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?