Day 31 on the Camino Frances, Lestedo to Castaneda

We picked our destination today as Castaneda, based on how far we wanted to walk, and booked a reservation at a place that looked good and not too expensive. .

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The bridge below is a medieval bridge just before the town of Furelos. This village once belonged to the Hospitallers.

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We walked through Palas de Rei (population 3500), where we got some breakfast, and the towns of Melide (pop 7500) and Bente , Palas de Rei refers to the town once being the base of the last Visogothic king, in the 8th century AD. We were never more than 50 yards from a scallop or yellow arrow. We got to our place for the night, not an albergue, not a hotel. I guess is was a B and B, just past the town of Castenada and about a km off the Camino. . Cost 85 Eu for 2, plus dinner a croissant to go for the next morning. We met Americans Michael and Kara, and Michael’s feet were wiped out. I hope he took a taxi the rest of the way to Santiago. At our room we figured we could get to Santiago in one hard day, or two easy days. We decided to do 2 easy days.