The photo attached shows the view outside the albergue as I was leaving this morning. It was incredible, almost with a supernatural quality beyond description.
The path carried on through forest and glade. This new region was Galicia and the landscape was totally different than what I had been used to earlier on the Camino. If anything, it was like Ireland only with sun, lots of sun! The rolling hills were there as well as farm upon farm. I don't think I've ever passed so many tractors in one day, or cow herds for that matter. Everything is so green and lush, peppered with vivid colours of blooming flowers. Roses especially are in abundance.
I walked ony own for much of the time until a young American man just out of university caught me up and asked if I would like some company. He was a sweet guy, if little bit, shall we say, alternative. When I discovered his major was computing , it came as no surprise!! He told me about a type of soft ware called Tor , which hackers use and about the Dark Net ie the other Internet which can only be accessed by those in the know. We also talked about the next Break through in technology , ie 3 d printing and its imminent applications.
I arrived in Triacastela at around 2pm and checked into the greatest albergue yet. A bit pricier at 9 euros for the night but worth every penny.
It's a pleasant little village with a number of antique houses for sale mmm I wonder ?