Santiago to Negreira - 22.4 km

June 18
Lat: 42.909444 Lon: -8.736111

I got up at 6:20 a.m. this morning and started to pack before heading down for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. When I went down, the dining Area was already open so I had a large breakfast before meeting Hawk and Christine at 8:00 a.m. on the trail. I finally got on the trail about 8:05 a.m. and didn't see them anywhere, but I didn't worry because I knew that I could catch them sometime during the day. However, I never did. As it turned they were running late and didn't leave until 8:15 a.m. so as I was hurrying along, I was get getting farther ahead with each passing hour.

It was a beautiful hike today because it was back on trails like the kind I hike back home. They are trails through the woods and are dirt. I love those kind of trails. The skies were clear and blue and it stayed around 57 degrees all day. At about noon I could see some clouds starting to come in but no rain. It didn't actually start to drizzle until evening.

I got to the little town of Alto de Ventos and saw a nice little cafe so I decided to stop and get something to eat and drink. After about 30 minutes I came to the conclusion that I was ahead of Hawk so I just pushed on to get to the pension. It wasn't long before I caught up with a woman from Montreal Canada by the name of Sandra. She had a great pace and she was going to the same place so we walked together for about the next hour all the way to the Hospedaja la Mezquita Pension.

All the pensions that I've stayed in have turned out to be very nice and clean and are reasonably priced for a private room with a bathroom. We had dinner in the pension and I must say that meals continue to get better as we travel to the coast. Only a few more days and I'll be eating airplane food, but until then I'm still a Peregrino on The Camino. Buen Camino!

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