Travel Blogs from Ponferrada
... Unbeknown to me though Bert took some of me when I was doing my thing... Kathleen and Mary Ann arrived followed by Cheryl. I needed time away from the crowd so took off. The walk along the ridge was beautiful in so many ways...the weather was perfect and warm enough to wear a t-shirt and shorts (apparently the same time last year it snowed), there weren't many people on the trail, the views were out of this world, and there were plenty of places ...
... and shivered as I threw water over me. Hedley laughed but ***** it was sooooo cold! Must have spent about a 1/2 hour there and then headed back to the bar and they called us a cab to tonight's village. The grumpy bit was I muddied all my feet bandaging so had to redo it once we got to town.
Had sent the excess bag onto the municipal Albergue as we had no idea where we would take digs for the night. Haha weren't staying there once we saw it. Sits right under ...
... to get in line. We were numbers 6 and 7 in an albergue with 46 beds! I realized much later that tourists with day bags would not be taking beds that night!!! I need not have worried. Our albergue didn't fill up until late in the afternoon! Live and learn. Today our path had ups and downs reminiscent of our first days on the Camino. My knee is holding out fine with the brace but I still have to be careful on the descents. ...
20 Sept, 2013, Friday (from Karen)
We can hardly believe it! Oma and Opa actually met up with my friend's in-laws yesterday! Oma and Opa don't speak Basque or Spanish; the in-laws don't speak English, but it sounds like they found each other, had a brief meeting and are meeting up again tonight and again tomorrow!!!
How cool is that? Oma said yesterday's walk was the hardest yet - all downhill, very slippery, and ...
... to get food made for us, instead of having to resort to baguette and packet asparagus soup. Joy. They even had natilla - custard! Best dessert. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, and I'm happy out. There's a single snorer in the room tonight, but I can hear the vibrations of another one from the room downstairs, and on the other side of the building, so I don't feel so bad. Last one with a light on here now, so goodnight!! Steps: 43,700 Stairs: 119 Km: ...
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