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 …
We once again made our destination... 29 degrees .. 6 hours walking and our best day to date! Although not perfect feet at least we enjoyed today's walk. Started with a lovely breakfast and excellent cup of coffee at the b & b.. more downhill shale but NOTHING like the day before of 8 kms down and steep. Often thought about tossing myself from the ledges.. but then ...
... knee me thinks, was determined to climb to this point but then was struggling to walk down so Margot and I played our mother role & walked with him to the next town to flag a car down - waited 1 hr and finally a taxi arrived to take him so our hit hiking skills were not required. Strangely straight after he left 2 cars went by. We continued down this lovely mountain, i found an electric fence to give myself a shock...around a fountain...go figure but ...
... space for us.
In the end, we made our decision not based on logic, but on inspiration. Our dream was to be in O'Cebreiro in time to watch the sunrise tomorrow morning and toast a new day with champagne. We knew if we stayed in La Faba we'd forego a most splendiforous moment ... so we hunkered down and called on the kindness of lentils. With the exception of maybe childbirth, I can't recall a time when I had to push so hard. Damn hill.
I took great consolation ...
... see that the blog has been looked at 613 times. It means nothing to you but provides me some comfort that the blog is being read.
Today we had a late breakfast and then had the time to walk all over this very pretty town of 8,000 people. There are numerous churches and a palace in the town that is nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains.
The shops in this region are interesting as they seem to ...