Today is my rest day so I walked only 7 or 8 miles to the town of Soto de Luiña. This seems to be the perfect little camino town. Not too big, but big enough to have a good grocery store, pharmacy, several restaurants, and other stores, along with a centrally located albergue. The waymarking of the path today was unusually poor. Several times the yellow arrows indicated a path away from the highway. When I took the path, it usually forked within a 100 meters or so, but there were no more arrows to indicate the direction. I mostly just turned around back to the road that I knew would lead me to this town. The weather continues to be perfect shorts and t shirt weather, warm but not hot and so far no rain. Tomorrow I will be back on track with a 14 mile walk to Cadavedo.
I am writing this up in a restaurant as I finish my afternoon menu del dia. This was the best meal yet, with a primer plato of patatas con pulpo- a potato soup with octupus flavored with paprika and saffron. The segundo plato was grilled sardines and the dessert a tarta con queso (cheesecake with berry topping).
A typical walk on the road, with another pilgrim ahead.
Also not much room to walk on this bridge, but at least separated from traffic.
You gotta admire their audacity in leveling out the autopistas by raising them high over the valleys.
My patatas con pulpo