Day 34 – Fonfria to San Mamede

I hit the bar for breakfast and headed out at 8:30 as the day was getting light.

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Like yesterday the vistas were great. It is much warmer and clear skies (unusual for this time of year). Autumn hasn’t come to Galicia yet it is still very green.

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Today instead of taking pictures of what I was seeing I focused on looking for things to take pictures of, especially nature. Here is a series of those pictures.

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Once again I have found a great Albergue. It is just off the path and looks like a small roadside hotel. There is s huge grassy yard, comfortable chairs to lounge in and a nice sitting area.

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They even have birds singing in cages and pretty cats wandering about.

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I sat in one of the comfortable chairs and had an evening beer.

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It’s turning out that the communal dinners are the way to go. At a pilgrim dinner you get a choice of starter, main and desert. There may be 3 choice of each but none are great. At a communal dinner there are no choices but the offering is usually pretty good. Tonight was such a night. It was vegetarian. There was s great lentil soup (they even had a spicy salsa to add), a great quiche and wonderful salad. Desert was fruit (I pocketed mine for breakfast) and a great almond tart. Of course wine and bread. My most important Spanish phrase is “mas vino por favor”. They bring you wine to start but no more unless you ask. I ask!!

2 thoughts on “Day 34 – Fonfria to San Mamede

  1. Your iPhone is doing a great job taking photos. The macro shot of the mushrooms has amazing color and detail. As a general matter, I have been really impressed that you are creating these blog posts on an iPhone.

    I cannot believe that you are only a week away from Santiago, what an amazing journey. Sounds like you are on track to go to the “End of the World” after Santiago. Did you hear that Julia made a recent sojourn to the Pacific coast just to see the ocean? A powerful draw for us all.

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