Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Distance: 15 km
8:50 – I left Camponaraya in bright sunshine but it was still a bit chilly for a tee-shirt.
10:31 – The village of Cacabelos looked interesting so I stopped for a drink. Coffee, of course. The three large mugs of beer that two Korean boys forced down my throat yesterday afternoon have put me at least 6 km behind schedule. Never again!
13:53 – I have returned to Villafranco after making a wrong turn that set me back 40 minutes. That’s the last straw! (As if I needed much coaxing to call it a day.) I’m now in search of a hostel or small pension. Cheap is good. My own shower or bathtub would be even better.
20:05 – The only vacancy at La Llave was a double room but the owner took pity on me and offered it up for the price of a single. I must look pretty rough!
19:45 – I’m going over notes and updating the blog while waiting for the slowest cook in all of Spain. I ordered spaghetti well over an hour ago and twice the waiter has said “si, wait, coming” so I dont think they’ve forgotten my order. If it’s a ploy to sell more local wine, it’s working splendidly.
23:15 – I don’t see myself doing 10 km before sunrise so that plan to arrive in Santiago one day ahead of schedule is now officially off the rails.