My shin is really hurting me, I have it strapped up again with my knee sleeve and duct tape, I have sprayed with arnica oil, rubbed cream on it, but still it is swollen and hurts. Not far left to go, so this is not going to beat me.
With the time change, we walk even more in the dark. I walk with several people out of Tui towards Porrino.
We come across this sculpture of a pilgrim and we all take photos.
I have mentioned we follow a Roman Road and here is one of the markers, Roman Road 19. Nearly the whole Camino route follows this Roman Road.
The route is very pleasant, not hilly, and quite shaded. Everyone is in a good mood. We stop for breakfast at a cafe. Nearly every pilgrim we know stops here.
We start to see these markers now we are in Galicia, you can see in the middle there is an indentation, and as we walk on this has a miles to Santiago information. We all end up taking photos of nearly every one as we count down.
You can see markers on the left as we pass over this bridge in the woods. The blue arrow is a marker for Fatima, another Pilgrim destination.
At a turn in the woods we come across these paintings. There is a self portrait of the artist and information how he wanted to hang these paintings here.
This is part of the cathedral in Santiago with Saint James as a pilgrim.
Just after this I am walking with Kirsten and there is an optional route along the river through the woods as opposed to walking through an industrial zone.
I decide to take this, but as we walk down it some people come back saying it is not well marked. Kirsten decides to take the main route and I think, how hard can it be to follow a river.
I am right, not hard and it is a wonderful walk through the woods. I meet Eric another pilgrim from Germany, only 24 and we have a good time walking into Porrino where we have another coffee and pastry. I treat him to his, he decides to walk on and I decide that just under 12 miles is enough for the day and I will stay in Porrino.
I find a luxurious Albergue, privately run with beds like sleeper beds in a train with privacy curtains as well.
There is a supermarket nearby and I decide I will just have a good lunch, then a sandwich for dinner and an early night.
I go into town for lunch. I find this attractive small chapel and go inside.
Very cool and minimalist, but some of the statues are a little frightening.
If you can blow up the picture on the left, that face would scare the living daylights out of me. I believe it is supposed to be Mary.
Anyway a short day, just under 12 miles walked and a total of 373 completed. Hopefully my leg will do well with the rest. Till tomorrow.
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