Day 13/Sept 24 El Camino/Sarria to Portomarin

Chris, Di, and I taxied to Portomarin along with Rob. After clocking the driver at 115K per hour down a mountain road, the driver dropped us at our Albergue and we were surprised to see it was across the river from town. We lost the taxi but checked in and asked the person here to call us a taxi to town for Di and Rob. The dispatcher thought we were crazy. Who needs a ride for a mile when he is so busy? He did not show so Di decided she wanted to walk the distance. She did well with her pain meds, knee brace and support socks and poles and it was on the Camino.

We sat in the square and had a pilgrim meal waiting for Bev to arrive. She was the only one who walked today, 22.7 K in 6.5 hours. Rob and Di cannot walk, I am here for Di and Chris decided to take a break since she did the full Camino already. Mary and Jonathan split off and walked to Samos yesterday to a monastery. They will probably catch up tomorrow night.

The pilgrim meal is always five choices for first course and five for second with wine and dessert. All for 10 euro. Way more than we should eat when not walking but some days it is the best option.

Another couple we have enjoyed and met at the laundromat in Ponferrada, walked by and we all reconnected with hopes to all see each other in Santiago.

We are running out of room on our compostella so bought another one at the church. We walked around the town and headed back to the albergue. Everyone is really tired tonight but it was a good day with a good meal and we scored with this lovely accommodation. We are on the river. Stunning.

Tomorrow we head to Palas De REI. Many people are starting in Sarria so the sleeping accommodations are getting booked out but so far we have been doing well. We walk a little every day.

Not enough power tonight. Photos on Facebook.

You will see the sweet town in the photos and the bridge we crossed, Di walking past her age she is celebrating, and a photo of Rob and Bev.

Author: Mindful Contemplations

A weekly blog, in prose, poetry, or memoir, finding the sacred within the ordinary day to day experience. I offer inspiration and contemplation on the soul journey of the human spirit, diving deep and surfacing with hope.

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