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!

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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.

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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.

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