I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end….(James Taylor)



This was our last long day. At 28.2km, we were tested with morning fog, steep uphill segments followed by toenail crushing downhill sections, and a searing sun that could melt walking pole tips….and yet we made it. We even managed to get to our destination of Arzua by one minute to 2pm, our cut off period. We are invincible!


More farms.


Passing through farmland again.

We decided to leave a little earlier as the forecast was hot, hot, hot. So we left Palas de Rei at 6.15am after our evening of sing-along, led by the wonderful Dutchman Ben. He has already walked the camino 8yrs ago but decided to do it again and his sisters Anne and Caroline have joined him from Leon.  They are such great company but are plagued by disasters as Anne had to taxi forward due to foot issues.


A few from the sing along.

Anyway I digress, we left through a morning fog that lifted around 9am. We had to walk 8.5km before our breakfast cafe stop. It was great to see old familiar faces again. A couple of kids from Michigan, Isaac and Maria who are part of 13 from the Christian college doing the Camino from Burgos, shared their Santiago cake (a light almond cake) with us. We have been seeing them since Leon. We also saw Bernardo, a Mexican girl that we last saw in Belorado, over two weeks ago. We are all getting closer to the prize….Santiago.


Elizabeth ahead.

We went through the town of Melide and then came to the 50km to go marker. Another Kodak moment. Then it was another 10km before our final break to rehydrate for the last uphill section to our Albergue in Arzua. The heat is testing a few today but one good thing is that the clothes won’t take long to dry today.


50km to go....a piece of cake.


4 thoughts on “I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end….(James Taylor)

  1. Hi Trqavelling Chelle – End of the Road – Boyz 11 Men – Well how are you feeling only 60 Ks to go. I think you are the most unbelieveable person on the planet.
    With all of your comments it feels like we have been by your side all the way. Michael (B) has been reading your messages and he is thinking that maybe he would like to do the walk. Maybe it would be good from him – who knows. Congratulations – you have done it!!!! Keep the messages coming. Luv Di xxoo

    • Thank you No.11.
      I think Michael would love it if he does it but he will have to train. It has really helped me get up most of the hills.
      We have only 42km left- a 22km day and the final 20km into Santiago. Can’t wait 🙂

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