After a night of wind and lashing rain, we faced a morning of wind and lashing rain.
As we walk, we dawdle a lot – putting on clothes, taking them off, stopping to look at interesting things. We realize what modern urban creatures we are, as we try to figure out this different setting.
Pilgrims cross highway and come down the path on the right. Cow underpass is on the left.
Every few kilometers, there is an ancient chapel. Sometimes we can peek into the dark and see by smartphone.
Then there are the proper churches and graveyards.
Modern uses for ancient structures…
Standard way to carry your umbrella when your hands are full with a sledge hammer and scythe…
Chestnut tree with estimated age over 800 years.
In Triacastela we filled up with hot food, and turned left to follow the arrows to Samos. The rain had stopped and the walk was pleasant once we left the highway.
This was my first time to Samos and the view of the monastery was quite impressive.
We decided to stay in the monastery albergue to get the full Samos experience. There were only 6 of us staying there – us, 2 Germans and 2 Dutch. It was chilly!
Unfortunately, there was no mass followed by vespers – no one seemed to know why. Maybe because it was Monday.