Friday, November 13, 2009

From Eirexe to Casanova

It had been raining during the night, so we all donned our rainwear. I went across the street for coffee and a croissant, then I set out in the slight drizzle. - It was not cold, and the rain soon stopped, and I walked along, content. - Inge passed me on the way before Palais de Rei, and I ran into the two Canadians in Palais de Rei, where I stopped for coffee, a cheese bocadillo and fresh pressed orange juice. Then I walked on, and found an Internet cafe, so I decided to take advantage, and spent 1 hour on the fastest connection yet!
I was glad to have had the chance to catch up, as the next few days did not promised much access!
I stopped in Casanova where there was a good albergue, and there were the Canadians Anne Marie and Paulette again! Later Kate came in, but it was already full, so she had to walk another 1. 5 km to get to the next albergue.
I did my laundry in the washer and dryer, with the wet weather I was happy to find it available.
I slept almost until it was time to go down to get the the shuttle car for dinner. It was at the albergue where Kate stayed, and it was a real home-cooked, Galician country meal - it was excellent! We started with 2 kinds of soup, then salted pork and beef shank, which the soup had been cooked on, served with boiled potatoes and cabbage. After that country fries with delicious homemade meatballs in a tasty sauce. For dessert delicious homemade cream custard with cinnamon crisp. We all left more than full, it was still raining, but the shuttle took us back to the albergue. With my earplugs in, I slept like a baby until almost 8 AM!

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