Hotel Boa Vista
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... lay quietly moored after a day's job done.
Galician architecture has one distinct feature. Balconies are not more than 50 cm shallow and cover the full front of the buildings with panels of small glass windows, probably against the winds. It is such a common and persistent view that one sees them even when they aren’t present. But it can ...
... were only a km or so away from our next stop, where we arrived in beautiful sunshine. The Hostal Maragoto was the alternative to the Camino Ingles' albergue, down on the riverside. We did have the advantage of checking in, dumping baggage and then back down to the river to bask (like sharks?) in the ever-warming sun. Tough in Galicia! or Galega as the locals have it. Supper will be a fruit and cheese fest, accompanied by vino tinto or even ...
The final part of the day saw an improvement in scenery as I began to climb inland. I could have stopped in Mondoñedo, a town tucked nicely into the side of the mountains. I decided to continue to Gotán (near Abadín) but didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition; that's a joke, I didn't expect the route to be so difficult. I climbed for about half an hour on a very busy highway, then abandoned that to jump ...
... great other than tired and ongoing heel blisters. I shouldn't complain because there are many that can't continue because of feet issues or other problems. Two were killed by a vehicle on the French route about a month ago I was told. In years past ,long before bank machines, pilgrims had to carry all there money with them. They became targets and many were robbed and sometimes killed. So I won't ...
... and down into Mondonedo about 8 Km away. We got there around 11:00 and it was nice walking, other than the climbing. Got to a bar for coffee, in the church plaza and the chair felt very good, I didn't feel like getting up. I knew the next 16 Km were going to be worse and it was getting warmer. We had a look inside the Cathedral and headed off. Mondonedo looked like a great place to stay but just didn't work into my schedule. It is a very old centre and they have found artifacts ...
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