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Alto do Poio to Samos.

We took a detour today, to spend the night in the 6th century Monasterio de San Julián de Samos, one of the largest in Europe. A small part of the vast complex is used as a donativo pilgrim’s albergue – very austere (just a bathroom on one end of a long hallway full of beds bunked very closely.)

The once large community of monks is now down to 14, so the ranks were a bit sparse to sing Vespers. We got a tour of the monastery, which is full of impressive murals in the hallways – including lots of female angels in garments that flowed in very serendipitous ways. Our hallway had some more pilgrim-themed art in it, to commemorate their centuries of serving pilgrims – near the window you can see someone with a knife lancing a blister.

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