Some sun, Day 27 of walking

This is a city dog, they breed them smaller

This is a city dog, they breed them smaller

I feel better, Yipee! Had a good night, roommates nice and quiet. We let them pick the wake up time so as not to disturb them. So we got up at 6:30 and out by 7:30. There are so many walkers now you just get in line and follow along. 
Someone promised me no more rain, well they were wrong. 
Great walk anyway today, we had to be in by 2pm, as per reservation and we had to walk 25km. We passed through woodlands and farm land today. We also walked along the road, when we pasted the fertilizer plant in Toxibo, Al and I both said at the same time, ” do you smell chocolate?” I don’t know what they put in thier fertilizer, but it smells good.
We crossed back and forth across the main road all day. We chatted with different people, some we just met, from Canada, and some others we had met way back on our first day. 
I think I mentioned these two, they have done the Camino several times and they told us this will be their last. It’s just not the same. They said they hoped the movie fanfare to settle down, but now Oprah is planning a special about the Camino on her channel. The crowds have been getting bigger and bigger as the years go on and the little towns just can’t handle the numbers. And if the numbers keep rising it will only get worse. I hope not.
We stopped for breakfast finally, first cup of coffee in days, and more toast. Some of these alburgues are old, Ligonde was a former medieval stop, they say Charlemange as well as other royal personages stayed there.
Al and I have this private language that we sometimes use that no one else knows what we are talking about.
We have a few new words, “Red shirts” these are the people that race ahead, sometimes couples separate to get the last two beds in town. “Day Walkers”these are people that only walk in the day light, and only carry day packs. Just water and some snacks. I try not to judge. I know, try harder. 
After several more KM,s we pass the Church of San Tirso and entered town, Palas de Reid. We booked ahead into a private hostel but still have to share a room with 12 other people. I know, where’s my pilgrim spirt? I’m tired, Brian tells us that since we started walking from the south of France we have now traveled, drum roll please! About 440 miles, (708.5 km). And the kicker, we only have 42 miles left to go.
Okay we also have a little question to put out there, when I was feeling awful I told Al, I couldn’t face walking all the to Finis Terre. It means big days of walking, it’s 90 more KM’s in 3 days. Okay we did all that extra walking to get the 3 days, and we did. Now should we use that to just hang out and take a bus to Finis Terri ? I’m torn, I feel better now, but it would be nice to be done, but it’s only 3 more days. 
What do you guys think?

Starting out, moon set

Starting out, moon set

Kinda blurry, sorry, I was movin

Kinda blurry, sorry, I was movin

Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

I liked this house, but Al likes that little grain silo to the side. We see those everywhere.

I liked this house, but Al likes that little grain silo to the side. We see those everywhere.

Walkers and rainbows

Walkers and rainbows

There's another,

There’s another,

Our vast like of pilgrims

Our vast line of pilgrims

This dog is a fellow pilgrim, see the shell, he is different

This dog is a fellow pilgrim, see the shell, he is different

Church coming into town

Church coming into town

A country dog, on the small side i know, but he still gave me the evil eye

A country dog, on the small side i know, but he still gave me the evil eye

7 comments on “Some sun, Day 27 of walking

  1. Kim Williams says:

    Keep going!! you have done so well! I think you would be upset with yourselves if you didn’t finish strong. Prayers are with you, stay healthy and march on!!!

  2. Its a hard decision you have to make. It depends on how well you both feel and if you can take it for 3 more days.
    I wish you both the best and everyone is praying for you and wishing you well.
    You have done something remarkable and should be real proud of yourselves no matter what you decide to do. We can offer prayers and give encouragement ,but you are the two doing the walk. So whatever you decide, you will be in our prayers regardless.
    so stay well.
    love you

  3. Bill & Nancy says:

    Go for it we have faith in you Saying Prayers for both of you

  4. Tonya says:

    Be done and go do some fun easy touristy things!!! Enjoy your once in a lifetime vacation

  5. Lynn says:

    I think you should go for it – no reqrets!

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