Yesterday we walked from O Cebrerio to Triacastela, 21 k in the mist. It was a long day and we were staying at the Casa Pacio with no internet service. So after an early dinner 7:30 with some Camino friends Stuart and Zera we headed home for an early night. We had met Stuart and Zera early in our camino, but had not seen or talked to them in at least 3 weeks so it was nice to catch up on their camino experience.
At Alto de San Rogue about 5 k from O Cebrerio, is an, “isolated statue of a wind-battered pilgrim” a description provided by Pila Pala Press in the map book that I carry with us, and use it to provide some direction each day. It is windy on the peak, you can see the fog creeping over the hill. As we were standing there all of about 10 minutes, we spotted at least 6 pilgrims/peregrine pass by, most did not stop, the views yesterday were almost none existent because of the fog.
Today we walked from Tricastela to Sarria, and today we needed our Ponchos, 34 days on the camino and this is really the first day we have used our ponchos for 19 kilometres and I am sure that it rained 4 of 5 hours.
The country side was still beautiful, and there were still many reminders of the camino. I am pretty sure that someone could actually travel the entire camino without a map or guidebook. There are markers, camino signs, yellow arrows, art work, and if all else fails and we happen off the path, someone stops us and gently shows the way back to the camino. All the various symbols, signs, fountains, and art work have been a lovely addition to the walk.
Tomorrow is a rest day, and I hope to see some of Sarria’s sights.