May 18, 2016. Wednesday. 9miles. Left at 8 am, arrived 3:30 pm
Today was a cool day again walking in the lush green of Galicia with Brian and Lee. We took our time enjoying every little thing. We straddled mud, we shivered in the fog, we connected to WIFI when we could in the little village cafe and bars to send pictures back home or check email. We even got sprinkled on (very little) as we were approaching Melide. We are walking among gardens and private little farms and barns and fields. It is like the Camino is more personal here with the Galician people. I saw a lady come out of her garden with a bundle of greens, looked like chard and I asked her if I could take her picture and she said no. But she didn’t walk away from me,she followed me and lectured me in Spanish that if I took her picture then everyone would want to. My Spanish isn’t good enough to know what she was saying for sure, but I clearly understood “otro y otro you otro.”
There are more people every day as we get closer to Santiago, and the Camino is filled with joy and laughter, more day packs than backpacks, tour groups and sore joints and pereginos limping.
It was a garden like this that the lady was coming out with a bundle of these plants that I wanted to take her picture.
I am 30 miles now from Santiago.