Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Cloister in Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Day 5 Arzua Monday 6th May 2013

The ponchos, which had cost 6 euro in Palas de Rei proved one of our better investments on the Camino. The ponchos will not have made any fashion statement but kept us dry and airy. We felt that if a car driver knocked us down it was because he intended to.

Barry at the ‘honesty shop’. We were intrigued to come across a shop in the middle of the country with fruits and drinks on offer with a suggested payment at our own discretion. We doubted if the idea would take off outside of the Camino.

This sign marks the spot.  Rosario and her husband Jose Manuel run this excellent bar and tapas cafĂ©. We innocently ordered some cheese and ham. Ominously it took about 20 minutes to assemble the meal. When Rosario appeared with heaped plates of food we protested - it was far too much. Two hours and two bottles of wine later there was no food left, or wine either. We then departed on a 20 minute tour of the town. As the rain fell, the author felt it best to take shelter in the bar with unintended but predictable consequences.

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