Category Archives: Camino de Santiago 2013

Day 33 – Arzua to O Pedrouzo

Another rain filled day in Galicia. I started out with cafe con leche, zumo and some over toasted toast in the cafe next to the pension I stayed in last night.

No sooner did I get my pack on my back then I had to remove it to get my Altus poncho on. Somehow I thought wearing my gators would guarantee a rain free day – not!


The hike was full of rain sometimes very heavy all the way to O Pedrouzo.  I stopped for cafe twice today. Both times the places were packed with wet peregrinos.


Since Sarria, the Camino has become quite crowded. Pilgrims are only required to walk the last 62 miles/100 kms to receive a Compostela, and apparently many do just that.

At this point, after having walked for 33 days I wonder which group is wiser. My left knee is messed up, my right foot is bothering me and my pace has dropped to that of a snail.

But I will say one thing – I walked every inch of the way. And of that I am extremely proud.

I was taxied once to go off Camino to visit the Yuso and Suso Monestaries and then again a few days ago from Palas de Rei back to my casa rural for the night (the casa in Ligonde where I was the only guest) and then back to Palas de Rei in the morning.

Tomorrow I will arrive in Santiago de Compostela. I will spend a few days in the Parador there and then decide if I will continue as I had originally planned to Finisterre and Muxia. 

Today my Garmin GPS showed that I walked 14.5 miles/23.5 kms in 6 hours and 50 minutes.