Sarria_Oct 11, 2012_under the rain cloud
The rain cloud that we spent yesterday under!
cows near Sarria Spain_standing in the rain
Even the cows didn’t seem all that happy to be out in the rain, they just stared at us as we walked by!
mushrooms beside the Camino Path_Sarria Spain
It has been so wet over the last couple of days the mushrooms were popping out of the ground, and lining the Camino Path.
Today we rested, Matt, Bill’s son arrived in Sarria about 7 am this morning after travelling all day, so it is a good time for us to rest. He will be joining Bill and I for the last stage of the camino. Today as Bill rested his ankle Matt and I took a walk around Sarria. It is a National Holiday here in Spain, so everything, except the bars and cafes are closed, and the streets are very quiet. We did get to visit the Convent of la Magdalena, founded in the 13th century as a pilgrim hospital. Run now by the Mercedarian Fathers it is open for a few hours each day for visitors. The building has had many updates, and is a mixture of styles, according to the tourist information brochure that we were given at the tourist information office, the building is Romanesque in style with a Gothic Facade. To be honest I am not sure I would know the difference.
Convent of la Magdalen_cloister walls_Sarria Spain
pink cloister rose_Convent of la Magdalena_Sarria Spain
We are back on the road tomorrow. Less that 120 kilometres to walk to Santiago.