Melide

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

3 thoughts on “Melide

  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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