A Day for Walking ~ Day 81 ~ June 26, 2014

Day 81, June 26
21 miles, 1,015 miles
Altitude: 656 feet (1,640 feet daily high)
Weather: overcast, misty rain; 65-70F
Olveiroa

The morning had been cool with an overcast making it an ideal day for walking. After 12 miles, the decision had to be made to stop or walk 9 more miles as there were no accommodations between the two points.

The voice said , “Go for it.”

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Spanish Seafood ~ Day 80 ~ June 25, 2014

Day 80, June 25
14 miles, 994 miles
Altitude: 656 feet (880 feet daily high)
Weather: overcast, blue sky with clouds, humid, overcast; 65-75F
Negreira

By chance we stumbled on authentic Spanish seafood at a local restaurant. So fresh and delicious.

The Pollicipes, Goose Barnacles, are a regional dish
Shrimp
Clams
Octopus

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Breakfast at Parador ~ Day 80 ~ June 25, 2014

Day 80, June 25
14 miles, 994 miles
Altitude: 656 feet (880 feet daily high)
Weather: overcast, blue sky with clouds, humid, overcast; 65-75F
Negreira

Santiago Parador offers complementary breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the first ten pilgrims. By chance, I was at the right place at the right time.

We were whisked through the reception area to the kitchen where waiters and cooks ignored us.  Curtly we were finally given trays of coffee and burned breakfast pastries to be taken to a “Pilgrim” dining room far removed from the Parador guests and working staff.  The arrangement lacked dignity.

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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