Today, thankfully, we woke to rain. At first the air reminded me of an open-fire that’s been doused with a bucket of water. Now, it’s wonderfully clear, clean, and crisp.
I’m pretty sure the fires around us are out. My Google searches haven’t yielded any new information. We did see a headline in the local paper which announced the Police consider the fires an act of terror. There were so many, over such a wide area, in such a short period of time, I’m not surprised they’re investigating the likelihood of a coordinated attack.
The impact on the region is devastating, in lives lost, and destruction of livelihoods, and property.
As for us we’ve been fortunate to have the time to enjoy Samos in something closer to the usual.
The Benedictine monastery is impressive.
It’s still operating, although now with only seven or so monks. We took the tour through the cloisters this morning.
This afternoon we’ve rested in the sunshine.
There is a C9th chapel Capilla de Cipres near the hotel, which we’ve both spent a bit of time photographing- in the search for the perfect image.
And, then as usual we found a park bench in the sun.
One of our friends suggested catching a taxi back to Triacastela, to walk the ten kilometres we missed, yesterday. We’ve decided not to. That taxi ride will be an indelible part of the Camino for us.
Tomorrow we’re walking on to a small village on the other side of Sarria – Barbadelo -about 20 kilometres or so.