For the past two days there's been no WIFI in the hostels we've stayed at so we've been stopping at bars searching out some internet, Still even at the bars the connection can be patchy, so if a day or two goes by without a post it'll be because of internet issues.
Yesterday we passed the 100 kilometers-to-Santiago marker.
I sometimes wonder if many pilgrims carry markers with them for the specific purpose of leaving graffiti along the Camino or if the Camino graffiti is mostly the work of local youth. In any case, the kilometer markers seem to be especially irresistible graffiti magnets .
Yesterday we walked 12 kilometers from Sarria to Morgade through more enchanted landscapes.
.....and a cow traffic jam.
In the tiny village of Morgade we stayed at the beautiful little albergue Casa Morgade, which we'd really liked last time when we stayed there.
We decided to spring 29€ for a private room with a shared bathroom.
We had a typically delicious 10€ pilgrim meal in the albergue dining room. One of our dinner partners happened to be a young pilgrim from the west of Ireland who agreed that Galicia did strongly resemble his homeland down to the same bright shade of green landscape and the Celtic bagpipe and drum music we sometimes hear wafting from inside the touristy shops in the towns, only lacking the high mountains of Galicia
I also mentioned the "O' " one sometimes sees before words here: the town of O'Ceibro, our albergue in Sarria was called O'durmiendo, and the names we've seen on signs along the way:
I've never been to Western Ireland but I know it must be a beautiful place.
A romantic comedy of errors.
Lots and lots of errors.
"Equal And Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
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