March ’18 Camino Day 5: Palas de Rei-Melide

When we got downstairs in the morning, it turns out they had laid a table for us and were standing by with croissants, coffee and juice, and with our yogurt and rolled oats it made for a hearty and healthy start to the day. Once again the sun was out, so we loaded up our bags and got out there.

The ground was still pretty soggy in the woods though …

… but the sunshine helped. Imagine how wonderful this will look once it gets even greener!

When we got to the outskirts of Melide, there were occasionally signs saying that a bar was open in 50 m, or things that looked like bars but weren’t, so by the time we got within view of the bridge in Furelos and heard a happy tune on a radio, we went into a back yard and found a wonderful bar, out of the breeze, with seats outside and even a barbecue under the outside roof – this must be a fantastic place in the season. We had first one and then two Claras con limon, with plentiful tapas, and really enjoyed sitting in the sun. Turns out they had rooms too, which was tempting … Making a note of Casa Saleta, as I am not very fond of Melide.

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But finally we crossed the bridge to go the last km or so to our twin room in for the evening. Hostal Orois is off the main square, to the left as everyone else turns to the right, and has a bar/restaurant downstairs. We didn’t really go sightseeing, just bought some water and yogurt at the Gadis and then went back and had a rather nice meal at our place. We were just contemplating an early night when suddenly the place was full of locals and buzzing with life, there were tapas of freshly cooked pizza and someone bought us a drink – well, it would be rude not to! So even if we stayed in-house, we had a wonderful evening. Melide isn’t so bad after all!



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