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... very tired, but decided to pass through Sarria, as that is where many pilgrims commence their walk, and many of the albergues were already full, so we continued on to Mercadoiro, where we found a beaut cafe restaurant plus a brand new Albergue where we were able to get the last two beds (both of us on the top bunk). Settled down after a delicious meal, rested in the sunshine, & the following morning headed off towards ...
... the population and that's what it is. Gives reason to the derelict buildings. He says sometimes in winter or summer some places will be occupied, but some places he's never seen anyone around.
He then tells us about the land around - he had hoped to buy some of the land across the wall. Now here's a story........you own a piece of land - you die - it doesn't go to the eldest or whoever you want to give it to. The law says you must divide it equally between ...
... we measured it - it's 400 +/- a few metres!
We have been discussing this with the Dutch couple (Angela and Theo). who have joined us again tonight and we are the only four people in the Albergue. A good laugh! We will lose them again tomorrow as we will do a longer 28km day - that's the plan anyway. Angela prefers 15/20km days. Lovely people.
Found a great little shop and got some easy brekky supplies as its get your own here and we can leave ...
... tonight. AND wifi is in the room! Winning!
Wandered around town, found an ATM which we used (saves stress as they are few and far between), and stayed in the bar where it's warm and we blog and catch up on stuff and listen to very noisy and vocal locals play cards!
Ok I promised a clutz factor update. After finally getting some rock tape on in Salamanca 6 days ago, it's been much better - I've twinged it a couple of times and it was painful but today ...
... floor and very comfortable and quiet.
We finally left the hotel by 11:30. We had a bit of trouble finding the road out of the square and the TomTom was no help. It pointed us to a one way street, the wrong way. So Tom headed for the next exit and was shaken when Ruth yelled "steps" – he was about to drive down stairs. We were successful on our third attempt to leave.
This was a ...