We actually ate breakfast before we left this morning. Have I told you guys about the oatmeal yet. Well I have been carrying 3 pounds of oatmeal. They come in these little packets you just add water to and they are flavored cinnamon apple and they are good. The problem has been either no kitchen or in the morning with leaving early, just can’t do it. Once we had some as a snack with some canned peaches I bought. Anyway when Al gets hungry on the trail I have been trying to get him to eat the oatmeal dry. I told him its just like granola. Well he ate his packet and I left some of mine in my pocket, and forgot about it, and then we washed the pants. All of the clothes smelled kinda funny. We have eaten a few dry but after he found out I wasn’t even eating mine he said never again. And went on to say, He may never even eat oatmeal again as well.
But we left town in the dark and headed for the hills. We came across a dog early on, right in the middle of the trail, sometimes the trail is someone’s driveway, or it weaves in and out between houses. Well this one was someone’s front walk. We saw the dog, now what you are supposed to do is walk by like you don’t even see a dog. We stopped dead in our tracks, backed slowly up and discussed our alternatives. Well going back, not an option, going around cant be done, or wait it out. Well it wasn’t to long before somebody else came along and walked us past the big bad dog. They were nice and we walked together and chatted for awhile. They were from Seattle. (Back to the dogs) Pretty much all the dogs are German Shepard’s or a mix of German Shepard and Saint Bernard. They are not little tea cup poodles. Or they are a sheep dog mix. We even have run across a pit bull or two on leashes.
The rain held off for most of the day and I felt better too. The trail, still a mix up. Some times good sometime not. Lots of road walking which can be a pain.
After leaving Triacastela we knew Sarria was the next city, also at the end of a page. We were not following our guide book for recommendations as to how far to walk everyday, we knew we needed to do more than that. Well we did make up the extra day we needed so now we can follow the book again. This day was only 18 km, so we decided to jump to the next page anyway and ended up in Barbadelo. 23km for today.
Tomorrow not too big,