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Camino – A Rúa (Day 31)

Date: Fri 7th June
Distance: 20 km
Temperature: Cool/Warm
Mood: High
Left: Arzúa 9:00am
Arrived: A Rúa 2:00pm
Santiago de Composela: 20 km
Highlight: Spanish Donuts

We were in no hurry this morning as we left Arzua as we only had a leisurely 20km to cover for the day. We decided to have breakfast a little further into the town rather than at our accommodation which was just short of the town. of Arzua, Whilst we couldn’t complain about the quality of food, we weren’t given the friendly hospitality that we have become so accustomed to here in Spain, so no Sello (stamp) from her cafe!! (She was definitely not a morning person!)

The Galician trails did not disappoint with every twist and turn offering up a perfect photographic opportunity, who knows what tomorrow’s trail might bring, so better take that scene to add to all the others of a similar nature! The trail soon turned to those more familiar in Australia with forests of gumtrees. We could have been taking a stroll in the Dandenongs rather than here in Spain. We were looking out for the picnic table and BBQ – a sausage in bread would gave topped off the scene together with a kookaburra! A surreal experience, but homely and pleasant.

We started the day off in long pants, but the day warmed up enough for us to lose the zip-offs during our morning coffee and donut break (no chocolate croissants available!). We won’t tell you that this break came only an hour after our breakfast stop!

On passing the 20km mark to Santiago de Compostela, it’s hard to imagine that such a significant city is literally around the corner!

Whilst as always we enjoyed the day’s walk and the Galician countryside our attention is now shifting to focus on our last day on the Camino. As they say, it is not about the destination but the journey and we have, without hesitation or doubt enjoyed every part of our journey together that began 12 months ago!

So tomorrow is a new day, the finalé as we enter Santiago de Compostela. We try not to have any expectations other than we know we will be sharing this day with many other Pilgrims all on their own special journey.

Will we be able to make an early start to the day so we can attend the Pilgrims mass at midday?

Here’s to Mañana!

Bounced back from my night out, even with the extra sausage (note, must read comments!)







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5 Responses to “Camino – A Rúa (Day 31)”

  1. Alan, Jane & Dave

    The journey is the reward.

    Congratulations on your achievement!

    How has the Spanish food been?

    Is Spanish TV better than French TV?

    • jvmathieson

      Somebody not sleeping? Looking forward to a home cooked meal! TV? Well 2 and a half men in Spanish is entertaining! Otherwise if you stick to football, it’s a bit easier to follow! Cheers!

  2. Indi

    I hope you’re up early and ready to enjoy your last day of walking! Can’t believe I’ve missed out on all those long walks…

  3. Jeff

    Can’t believe you only have 20ks to go!
    Well done you guys.

    Sue & Jeff

  4. Sister Jen

    Here’s to you two!! What a journey to your destination! And what an achievement and experience you both have for life. Very proud of you guys. Mark and I are on our journey. Though I could not compete with your thesaurus of words Stephen, our pilgrim has been blessed today with both surf and sun – all smiles here!


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