Monday, 4 June 2012

Brea to Lavacolla - Monday 14th May


Once again the Camino was mostly on tracks, but there were some long hard uphill sections. It was misty to start and until we had gone through the woods near A Rúa. At Pedrouzo we had coffee at the Cafetería Miras, and were given a lovely little sello of a happy pilgrim. Later we stopped for fresh orange at Amenal (9.5km from Brea). It was good walking weather but cold sitting around.

At the right hand turn to go round the airport runway a peregrina asked us to take her photo by the mojon, and took ours for us. The distance on these old mojones is about 4kms short, they must date from the time before the runway was extended. Our CSJ guide was correct.

We had seen Don and Carol a number of times during the day and walked nearly into Lavacolla with them. We were booked into Hostal San Paio, just down past the church and through an archway on the right, but they were going to a different hostal. It was good that we had booked last night as our hostal, which is very big, was full. Lunch in the restaurant (milanesas) was good, then siesta and the usual washing, walk around village and to village shop, then to the cafe/bar A Concha and Tarta Santiago. The clouds had finally cleared and the sun was out but there was still a cool breeze at 20.00.

Leaving Brea in the mist

The woods near A Rúa

The track near the airport

Us at the old 12.5kms marker

Chapel and Camino near Lavacolla

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