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Foncebadon to Ponferrada - 28.2 kms Not the best nights sleep. The wood fire ended up making the room pretty smoky and a couple of snorers down the end didn't help. Everyone in the dorm seemed to get up early, so we were gone by just before 7 - only to fine the shop up the road served eggs for breakfast. So... We had to stop there and enjoy eggs while we could. 7.30 and on the road.... The final assault up the hill and what a beautiful walk it was. ...
... about 6 kms and then more gradually for a further 5 kms before rising again to enter Ponferrada. It is also about 24 degrees with almost no shade the whole way. I get a bit sunburnt on the back of my legs, despite putting sunscreen on (30+). My heel troubles me most of the way and I ply myself with anti inflamatories throughout the day so I can keep walking. Its a tough day all 'round. When we reach Ponferrada we search for our Hotel and thankfully find it ...
... as mentioned, Pasqual from Holland, Gerry from Ireland and Elen from Germany. We went around the table and introduced ourselves and where we're from. There was even a young guy there who said he was from the world. What a douche! He was one of those hippy types who hug trees and save ants from extinction and even had a couple of groupies hanging off him like flies. Did I mention his breath smelt like ****? You always come across one or two dingle berries who just ...
... and not stress about being modest and ****. We can all get down to our underwear before hitting the shower and no one gives a **** that we are running around in our underwear!
They've done another alternative around Ponferrada which takes us along the river versus through the pavement in the city. Much better walk and definitely quicker that stopping at lights and intersections. Only issue was Hamish and I were looking for a teller machine and by passing ...
... said she "talked" (prayed maybe?) all the way up the 2-3km climb. There were many pilgrims at the cross so they had to wait their turn to take pictures and place their rocks. Dad was anxious to tell me that he said, "This is an Aloha from Hawaii. This is a native rock from Hawaii and I'm sure you'll enjoy it on your pile!" <smile>
The walk from the cross continued the steep climb, and then ...
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