It was an early start in the dark around 7:30 am. Don’t know why but the albergue cleared out really fast with me being one of the last to leave. I didn’t want to leave too early because I have no head lamp. I used my small flashlight to find the yellow arrows and it was ok as more pilgrims joined the path.
It was a mild but cloudy day with rain that threatened but did not materialize. I passed under bridges and over train tracks in the early morning.
There were a lot more pilgrims on the path and I had to also listen for the bikes. Today was much the same as the previous day with lots of shaded woodland with chestnut and oak trees along side brooks of water.
There were corn fields and cattle grazing. The brand of cattle here has a neck waddle which I thought was different.
I did pass the 100 km marker, so now I am less than 95 kms to go to reach Santiago.
At the 16 km mark I reached my resting place for the day. It was about 1:00 pm. My bed was in a room of six beds and in total there are only three other women staying for the night. Mary is from Scotland and Sabina is from Australia and a younger woman named Rachel.
It was nice to relax with no site seeing agenda, have an enjoyable meal and an early night.
At 9:00 pm, Sabina, Mary and I had just finished our evening meal and retired to our room. Rachel had already retired for the night. The albergue managers had left. We were preparing for bed when all of a sudden there was this loud banging on the downstairs door. Sabina went down to the door and there were three pilgrims who were wanting a bed for the night. They took beds in the bottom part of the albergue and that was the last we heard because we were long gone before the albergue opened the next morning.
Now that El Camino is getting busy again after Sarria it was good that you were able to find a relatively quiet albergue, I expect that most pilgrims had gone on to Portomarín. I’m surprised that some pilgrims keep walking until after 9:00 pm, must be a very long, hard day.