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Thursday May 21. Ponferrada to Villafranca to O'Cebreiro
Departing our Albergue at 7am we headed to a cafe for breakfast then proceeded to explore Ponferrada leaving the medieval city around 10.30am Passing through Villafranca del Bierzo, we arrived at O'Cebreiro around 3.30pm. Magnificent views along the way, sun shining, but freezing cold. We are now at 1300 meters (4297 feet) so ...
... right at the sea and southern Europe's highest sea cliff.
San Andres de Teixido: It's a tiny village where relics of St. Andrew are.
Cabo Ortegal: Superb! This is where Atlantic water and Bay of Biscay water meet. View is absolutely stunning! I like city trips - visiting museums, sitting at terrace ...
... by a Church fearful of their increasing power & esoteric tradition. A short walk to the Plaza, we visited the Basilica de la Encina XVIth c.....in bygone days this whole region was covered with evergreen holm oak & encina & in one such tree a vision of the Virgin appeared elevating this church to Basilica status & the Virgin to Patroness of the Bierzo region.........We then continued on to Villafranca about 22 kms further along the ...
... wasn't a safety mechanism. No margin for error and not a chance in hell of a corrective move.
But scenery............spectacular. Took us until around 3pm to hit the coast. Lunch in the mountains. Saw lots of villages below and passed through a lot of small villages. Lots of rocky places, large pines and spectacular gorges and rivers. Very few places to get off and have a look but took the opportunities while ...
Last night Tom became engrossed in researching WordPress apps so we ended up skipping dinner. It was a good thing we'd had something to eat during the day.
The drive from Monforte to Vilalba was less than100 km, another pleasant drive through mainly countryside. Tom is enjoying both the rental car (Audi A4 automatic) and the Spanish roads ...