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On the road to Santiago

On the road to Santiago

After a few very long trek days, this was an easy journey day of only 16 Km from Palas De Rei to Melide. We’re all glad for a short day of walking as we needed the rest. Upon arriving at our hotel, Pazo De Sedor, (really a beautifully restored manor house from the 1500’s), we were shown to our rooms and Rick just conked out, he’s been missing nights of sleep due to dogs barking and excessive heat with no breeze. The rest of the crew hit the pool, and me… well, I’m here writing this, checking email, and nursing a sore blistered foot.

Before we arrived at Pazo De Sedor, half of us met up at a pulperia for octopus, typically known as pulpo in Spanish. Now I’m pretty much game to at least try something once, but if I don’t like it then I don’t have to eat it. I took one piece and for me it was a textural thing. Way too many little suction cup things on it. Nonetheless, I tried it and opted for fried eggs with chorizo sausage. In Europe, one never finds fried eggs on a menu for breakfast. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an egg of any kind. Normally you get bread, cheese, yogurt, fruit, jam and cereal. If you’re gluten or lactose intolerant you’re just kind of hooped unless you like bulking up on fruit, which is not such a bad thing. So when I saw the fried eggs and chorizo it was akin to dying and going to heaven… pure bliss! Yesterday I promised you lots of pictures with very little blog and here I am carrying on. Enough for now, enjoy the pictures!

Capturing moments

Capturing moments

Misty mornings and hot afternoons

Misty mornings and hot afternoons

Picnic lunch along the route

Picnic lunch along the route

Flowers- they are everywhere and gorgeous

Flowers- they are everywhere and gorgeous

Breathing moments at a rise

Breathing moments at a rise

Camino

The road is often not easy

The road is often not easy

The diversity of scenery is breath-taking

The diversity of scenery is breath-taking

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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3 Comments

  1. Mmm, the octopus: as fresh as you can get it cooked in vats just as you enter the restaurant and dressed with a little vinegar and paprika. I think I ate half of your plate!

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  2. I gagged at “suction cups”. LONG LIVE THE EGG!!

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