Date: May 31st
Stop: Palas de Rei
Distance: 53 km
Weather: Sunny with puffy clouds
Summary in one sentence: Awesome up and down day across the Galician country side.
My night started well in nice quiet and airy albergue until around 10:30 when the German girl in the bunk beside me started vomiting in the waste bin between our bunks. She was hauled off to hospital but was back in her bed when I awoke. She apologize d for all fuss and said she had been feeling ill the past couple of days. Lets hope hope she was past thr super contagious phase when she picked the bunk beside mine.
Spent the 10 or so km today on the walkers route which is for the most part dirt country lanes. Crossed a stream on an ancient stone causeway. Very pretty country and certainly noticing an increase in pelegrino traffic as I am nearing the 100 km distance to Santiago. This is the minimum distance for a pilgrim to do to qualify for the Composela certificate.
Back on the roads again and they are excellent quality with very lityle traffic. Starting to see the little 'horreo' grain storage buildings that are characteristic of this area but are for the most part ornamental these days.
At the tiny hamlet of Ventas de Naron I grabbed a qick bite of scrambled egg sandwich and beer. Just the thing to keep the engine running!