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The trail has become much more crowded since leaving Sarria and passing the 100 kilometer marker!

The trail has become much more crowded since leaving Sarria and passing the 100 kilometer marker!

With the crowds sometimes comes unique forms of entertainment, such as this bagpiper playing along the path!

With the crowds sometimes comes unique forms of entertainment, such as this bagpiper playing along the path!

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After putting in some strong morning miles, we decided to call it a day in Palas de Rei. After the tourist information lady told us about the available accommodations, Jeanie looked at me to translate. I looked back at her, “Jeanie, it was in English.” We both laughed, realizing that for whatever reason today wasn’t calling for extra mileage, but probably a nap instead. Jeanie’s cat and mouse game from yesterday had continued through the night, and after it started raining on the trail, we were convinced it was the right call for the day.

Since we have left Sarria, there has been an influx of travelers who have joined the Camino, as it is a common practice to hike the last 100 kilometers into Santiago. The trails have been more crowded, a bit noisy, and while it can make for fun conversations it is also a bit overwhelming compared to earlier days of empty miles for as far as the eye can see. We are confident that a nap, dinner, and a full nights sleep will do the trick to get Jeanie back and ready to take on the trail with her usual energy!

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