Again a very quiet day walking 22 kms over 4.8 hours. I felt surprisingly (more on this later) strong and was walking well with minor discomfort only...feet were giving me an amber light only...be cautious!
Last night was a different matter altogether as Dr. Paulo and I consulted and decided some minor surgery was required. This was based on past advice from Dr. Olga...all went well until Betadyne was applied (infection prevention). Oie that was not a good feeling and this persisted through the evening and most of the night.
We were discussing options for today which included my stopping to walk and taking the bus. I was prepared to do this if things had not improved by morning. I even dreamt I was a professional golfer (anyone who has seen me golf knows that I am very very far from being a professional...although I have witnessed a hole in one by Stefan K.) who had a 2 stroke lead after 71 holes and blew it one the last hole.
Talk about the subconscious at work...I had only 60 kms to go. Morning came and I had recovered well and was good to go! Man what a mental and physical effort this Camino has been!
If was drizzling for most of the morning leaving Pontevedra..
|First breakfast...often not sufficient to sustain us more than a few hours|
A highlight of the day was walking through some forest paths. We are in the Galicia an area of Spain known for a lot of rain and green vegetation. I believe it has been compared to Ireland that way.
|And yes I crossed this bridge without falling in the creek!!!|
There were a number of interesting signs today...
|Lot going on in this sign!|
|Call a cab...tempting!|
|40 kms to go by highway...48 kms by Camino trails at this point in the day!|
|At 8 Km nice stop at a cafe for Naranja Aquarius beverage and to split a sandwich|
|Finally lunch at the hotel off Pilgrims menu...baked beans!|
|Fish and potatoes|
|Ice cream...must unravel treat oneself!|
So on to tomorrow where we spend our last night prior to Santiago de Compostela!!!