Hotel el Castillo
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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 …
Day 24 Villa de Mazariffe - Villarrs de Orbigo Love every morning re packing my pack, picking up my poles ( have been known a few times to walk off without them and hurriedly return for them) and heading off in the morning light, sadly never earlier than 7.30 as I always fluff around...to a new day of not knowing how it will pan out and what will be seen and where one will stay. I have been constantly amazed especially in the past few days at the magnificent scenery. ...
... instead. My Maui Jim sunglasses had broken at breakfast so we walked to a nearby local commerce area in search of an optical shop where I bought a snazzy pair of Ray Bans. Finally, with siesta over, we went to walk around the Knights Templar Castle. Pretty amazing really. I was fascinated. Some of the original construction began in the 8th century by the Moors, a fortress site chosen for the location. Taken by the Christians, the castle construction began ...
... and cursing at the hill, and at D for getting so far ahead of me, I forced myself to think of something positive in my moments of *****y complaining. And I succeeded.
The weather today is perfect. It is sunny so that brightens the mood as well as the day; there is a breeze but it does not have the nasty bite we experienced a few days ago; and the temperature is ideal, likely right around 20. With that positive thought acknowledged, I went back to my whining.
... them I'd have fallen mutiple times. I can't really post pictures on here without an internet connection. But, I have been putting some up on Face Book. Today I left the pink ribbon my sister had given me as a memory of Alyssa @ cruz de ferro. I'd been waiting a long time to do it & I was a little more emotional about it thanI expected. Tomorrow should be much flatter than the last 2 days & hopefully not as long. I'll try to post again when I have a ...