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Camino de Santiago, Day 46: Arzua to Pedrouzo

Make way for the dairy cows on the Camino de Santiago!

Make way for the dairy cows on the Camino de Santiago!

Uh.  So we didn’t feel real great this morning.  I wonder why?

We left Arzua at 9:30 am.  After 46 days, I think it’s safe to say that we are not morning people on the Camino.  We are “bad pilgrims”, which sounds like the name of a porno filmed in 1620 but I don’t think the Puritans were into that sort of thing.

More lovely eucalyptus groves and shaded paths.  More foxgloves being caressed by honeybees.  Rain threatened all day but didn’t arrive until we made it to our destination which was a blessing.

We talk a lot about what we have seen and done in the last 45 days.  It seems impossible time-warp…so many experiences that seem to have happened years ago, but it was only last month or last week.

After 11 kilometers we rested at a bar off the freeway.  There, a Spanish version of “Do the Twist” blared over the outside speakers.  Inside, the bartender served everyone who walked through the door, including herself, a free shot of some mystery liquor in an unmarked bottle.  It was somewhat like Kahlua.  She was one of the more jovial people we’ve come across in Spain but God knows how many shots she takes every day!

We are now 20 kilometers from Santiago de Compostela!  I expect tomorrow will be a happy, sad, amazing, and inspiring day!  I am so thankful we have made it this far.

Photos of the Walk from Arzua to Pedrouzo:


  1. I think that mystery liquor is “crema de Orujo” – I have been referring to your blog as I complete my Camino and I just got the same free shot at a Pulpería in Melide. Orujo is a local grape liqueur (I forget if you already mentioned it..) thanks for this helpful blog!!

    • Thanks Carmen. Glad to know the free shots are still flowing. Buen camino!

  2. Looking spry! Nice pics…again. Foxgloves…pretty. Mystery liquor….yum.

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