Sun rise ……. The whole country seems to be holding its breath – people moving slower . It looks like a triple moon , some type of minor eclipse ……. or it might be just too flippin’ early 🙄
We’re used to the hour and start seeing people we know – all with that same wonderful camaraderie but now all with the same second objective – finished before 1.00pm if you possibly can 🙏
Woodland paths , past natural springs , villages with bars just opening for breakfast – take us past the 32K marker.
And sure enough – by late morning we are past the “unlovely” outskirts of Padrón.
We discover a “natural wonder” an entire promenade shaded by a deep green canopy- Huge .
The temp’ outside this shady refuge is ridiculous. We’re close to our Hostel- best stay here then ! 🤣
So second breakfast ( now an official term ) turns into an early lunch . Fresh warm tortillas and a real treat – Padrón peppers roasted in olive oil and sea salt – eaten in actual Padrón . Yum
General giddiness 🤣 – it’s a symptom of effort rewarded , and occurs when you have a Dad who is content being a figure of fun. ( 😆I’m crying on the inside 😉)
Onwards – ( we left quite some time later 😁👌) a couple of K to the Hamlet of L’escivatude .
Our booking at the cheerful place nearby had been lost .A quick check nearby found a Casa Rural – the Casa Grande da Capellanía . Ideal – just 2 rooms left – they appeared to be unaware of the heat .Basil on reception says “swimming pool closed Senór ” – really ?? “Yes only open in Summer ” – it’s 36 degrees out side – when would you like summer to start ? – “2 days time – June 1st” – ahh gracias Senör Fawlty.
And dinner in a generous roadside restaurant named “Buen Camino” – friendly people where the dish below – loads of chicken wings all round – was in fact the free tapas !!
End of Day – can’t believe it’s last day walking tomorrow 😴