Day 22 – Foncebedon

Day 22 – Foncebedon

Had breakfast in the albergue, which was nice enough with plenty of toast and preserves, but the cafe con leche was barely average. Ah well. I left Murais de Rechivaldo in the rain with Keith, Peter, and Morag. Shortly after…

Day 23 – Ponferrada

Day 23 – Ponferrada

It was a very cold, 1-degree-Celsius morning in Foncebadon. The sky was stained a dark navy blue and it was raining lightly, while a thick fog flowed through the hills. I joined Peter, Morag, and Keith for a morning coffee…

Day 24 - Pereje

Day 24 – Pereje

I woke this morning amazed that I didn’t fall to the concrete below. Sleep didn’t come easy as I was really concerned that I would move more than a few inches and tumble down. The bunks really are narrow in…

Day 25 - O Cebreiro

Day 25 – O Cebreiro

I slept well last night but I woke up with a bit of a head cold. Thankfully, I was able to shake it off through the day. We had a simple breakfast in the albergue that consisted of the standard…

O Cebreiro

O Cebreiro

Michael called me today from O Cebreiro – he walked over and up the hills without a twinge to his knees. There’s very few phones or internet sources. The last couple calls have been made over his companions’ phones –…

Day 26 - Samos

Day 26 – Samos

We left O Cebreiro in the mist, lots of it. It was very difficult to see. But I have to admit, I like mist so I thought it was lovely evocative walk. The long winding trails lead up and down…

Samos

Samos

Michael called yesterday to say there’s no internet. Apparently every town he’s been in for the last few stops, the internet has been down – karma’s so much fun… He’s stayed at a medieval monastery – I could hear the…

Day 27 - Portomarin

Day 27 – Portomarin

We are hoping to put in 30 or so km today and end up in Portomarin. Today Keith, Morag, Peter, and I set out at bit late at 7 am. We stopped for café con leche and croissants and then…

Spanish Notes

Spanish Notes

A few notes about Spain. Bathrooms in public places often do not have toilet paper, nor soap in the dispenser, nor towels (or the dryer does not work). The lights are on timers so they can turn off at inconvenient…

Day 28 - Palas de Rei

Day 28 – Palas de Rei

The walk today, although not spectacular visually was pleasant. After yesterday’s never-ending walk, the 25 km we did today was refreshing. We even made it to the albergue before the rain started! Bonus! The walk itself leads through a series…

The Embroiderer

The Embroiderer

While walking to Hontanas, I looked back to see a figure walking towards me wrapped from head to toe. The only thing showing were the eyes. It was a strange sight but I had walking to do of my own, so…