The day started well with getting up to discover a good breakfast waiting for us in the kitchen,
which we ate alone in the deserted bar/restaurant, looking at the pictures of how the place had been started by the
grandparents of the present owner.
We set off at a good pace, continuing on some medieval tracks, although at one point Sue stumbled and fell, but lucky didn't hurt herself.
The monastery of San Salvador de Cornellana was all shut up,
so we headed uphill out of the town , pausing at a rest stop for biscuits and to refill our water.
From there it was wooded trails and some motorway building sites, past a rest area with drinks machines
to a church that was collecting money for a new roof by letting pilgrims donate and sign roof tiles.
There we discovered that the Korean lady we had met earlier had signed a tile the day before us!
We had hopes of catching up with her one day, but never did.
From there a long straight road under construction with a closed church of Santiago and a picnic spot and watering hole at the end.
Then a stop for sandwiches at a wonderful Albergue - the La Figal De Xugabolos. Unfortunately it was too early to stop,
but we rested and enjoyed the rest under the old granary.
And on we went through Salas, where they were preparing for a festival, and up a long wooded river valley to country roads
when it started to pour with rain. It was extremely wet and windy, and it seemed we would never get to our destination.
We finally arrived cold, wet and exhausted to be greeted warmly by David and Celia at the Bodenaya pilgrims hostel,
where after getting warm and dry, we had a relaxed evening over a communal dinner with a fun group, som eof whom we met up with again in Santiago!