Saturday, July 4, 2015

Camino de Santiago - Part 11 - Triacastela > Melide

Camino de Santiago - Part 11
Triacastela> Sarria> Gonzar> Melide

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Day 27 / Friday, June 12, 2015
Triacastela> Sarria

Day 28 / Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sarria> Gonzar

Day 29 / Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gonzar> Melide



Day 27 / Friday, June 12, 2015
Triacastela> Sarria








































Day 28 / Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sarria> Gonzar












 



 



 


Day 29 / Sunday, June 14, 2015
Gonzar> Melide
















 



Several of us went out for dinner together this night, The destination was a restaurant that specialized in octopus (pulpo). Very delicious... but I had eaten pulpo before and I wanted to order an additional dish to be adventurous. Pigs Ear. It sounded like it could have been yummy.. but it was quite disgusting. The meat consisted of tasteless fat that had a completely bizarre texture... and there was hair still attached to the skin on some pieces. I shared the dish with Tin Tin, who usually can clean the plates of all leftovers. This time though, there was still some pig's ear left on the plate.

As we were eating, I saw into the back alley through a side window, a lean, white-haired blacksmith in shirt, jeans and black apron. He repeatedly walked in and out of a utility garage with red-hot horseshoes, hammering on them on the pavement and then would disappear back into the garage.

After dinner, a few people from the group went to go get pizza because they were still hungry (octopus alone isn't that filling) and I was on a mission to go visit the blacksmith. I was able to entice the rest of the group to come with me, temping them that this might be an adventure.. and so they came.


The blacksmith wasn't just working on horseshoes, he was actively in the process of shoeing the horse. He invited us into the work space and we were able to watch him work for a short time, but the look of fear and panic in the horse's eyes was enough to tell me that there were now too many people in the room.. so we thanked the blacksmith and his family and returned to the alburgue.



O'Apalpador
12 Euros
Rua San Anton 23 (nextdoor to XH)
Tel: 679 837 969
The host at this alburgue was EXTREMELY helpful! The metal staircase can be quite noisy, but the friendliness of the staff and the central location made this a great place to stay for the evening.
*** This is the original O'Palpador, there is another of the same name. O'Palpador 2, is located up a flight of stairs in a commercial building on the one of the main roads) that you will pass on your way into town. Just walk right past this and cross the street to the fountain.. then continue on the camino path until you get to this alburgue, almost on your way out of town.

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