I have described lots of what we see along the way. What also needs to be told is some of the sounds and smells we experience. We have been serenaded by lots of different birds, including cuckoos, as well as frogs and crickets. Also, lots of wind swooshing in the trees. Not such pleasant sounds have been traffic rushing by as well as a few pilgrims loudly yakking or even playing music. As far as smells go, the good stuff has been fresh air, wild roses, pine forests and today the pungent and aromatic eucalyptus that has begun appearing. Not as attractive are the barn yard smells, an acrid fertilizer factory we passed and perhaps ourselves after a warm day on the camino.
We do sometimes step briefly into old churches we pass. Diane had read about a crucifix where Christ had one hand crucified and the other was held down in a beckoning manner. We actually found it today in Furelos just before Melide. It is a striking crucifix and we tried to determine what it could mean.
We are in a bit of a dive again and did not need to walk fast to get here. They serve dinner at 8:30, which is too late. There are several pulperias near by where they serve octopus whenever you want. Not sure we will do that!