Hotel el Castillo
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
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Today was a monumental day in the course of the Camino. We walked from Rabanal del Camino over the Irago Mountains to Ponferrada.
The day started damp with a fine mist and fog as we began our ascent to the highest point of the Camino at Cruz Ferro. We walked along wooded paths dotted with small shrubs and beautiful wildflowers. Cruz Ferro …
... This is the story of the Camino (as I write this, an exceedingly drunk guy is trying to sit at my table). Sharing space, claiming moments of quiet, setting boundaries, awareness of feelings and emotions. "Hi Jodie! I'll be with you in a few minutes." It was a perfect. I placed my rocks and took a few pictures as the sky turned pinker and pinker with the sun approaching the horizon. I sat in the picnic area to watch the unfolding show in the eastern sky. ...
Whew! We're beat! After yesterday's brutal descent and the near misses on knees and ankles, we were very concerned about today's walk, which appeared to be another 9+ miles of steep descending rocky "paths". We iced Linda's almost strained ankle all evening as a precaution and were tempted to just get a taxi this morning to our next destination and skip the walk. But we both felt fit this morning and decided to give it a try. As a precaution, we taped Linda's ankle and ...
... towns with a bit of open space between them, each with their own church, bars and cafes, statues of pilgrims and religious figures and quiet streets. One small town we passed through had an open air market that seemed to stretch for several blocks. What was unique about this particular market was that it appeared only clothing was for sale. There was rack after rack of pants, shirts, bras, panties and my personal favorite, the cotton housecoats exactly ...
... down and heavy wool blankets are necessary. The very dark room and extremely quiet surroundings apparently acted like a natural sleeping aid. It certainly worked wonders for us.
As always, for the recommended route follow the yellow arrows. Today, for the alternate route follow the gray dots, or the green arrows, or the blue signs. It appears as long as we go forward we are going in the right direction. I did begin to wonder, really? Is this ...