TREKKING — DAY 31

TRIACASTELA to SAMOS — 7 Miles

Decisions, decisions.  There was a choice this morning of one of two routes which would eventually lead me to Sarria.  One route was through the forest but 4 miles longer than the other.   The second route bordered a road and had a steep  uphill the first 4 miles.  We talked about it over breakfast and I had a hard time deciding which one to take.  Finally the choice was made.  I’d walk the longer route through the forest, but I would shorten the day to walk only 7 miles.

Breakfast was included in the price of the room and was the best yet.  It wasn’t just toast and coffee, it also had ham and cheese, yogurt with honey and fresh squeezed orange juice.

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Water, water everywhere and let there be sun — and of course some mud!  I’ll let the pictures do the talking for today’s walk.

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Water coming down the mountain on my right.

imageThe river on the left.

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Guess you know what this is!

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Passing through a little village.

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Stampede on the trail.  I had to wait while about 20 cows passed by.

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There was always a cemetery by each church I passed.

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More what????

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“Ultreia” means — move forward with courage, or ever onward.  I interpreted it as “You Go Girl!”

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I adore the way they design these beautiful slate roofs.

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After a pretty easy walk with lots of uphill and downhil I finally entered the village of Samos.

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The famous Monestary of Samos, one of the worlds oldest and largest Monestaries in the Western World, founded in the 6th Century.

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A few other trekkers had also arrived.

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Camino Concierge booked us a room at Hotel a Veiga.  It was a real hotel that even had a blow dryer in the bathroom.  Pure luxury!

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The perfect ending to a great day!