Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo
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Left Cacabelos at 0800. Walked 2 km to Pieros. Wonderful cafe for toast and tea. The music was inspiring to walk to. Took the longer scenic route which was through the vineyards. I just can't capture the beauty and scents in words. It is tough walking with the up and downs of the hills. I am a true prairie girl. We took a slow pace to enjoy the …
We left camp by 6:20 and ate a granola bar on the way. We headed to Ponferrada. By 8, we were drinking cafe next to the castle. It was a warm morning about 21degrees (66 or so). We had wifi and caught up on some connections. We saw Matthew, Toni, Leo and lots of new faces and plenty of towns along the way. They each have their unique or special qualities (the people and the towns). We saw a man outside his home who was hand carving spoons and spatulas. We watched for a while. ...
We ate breakfast at 7:00 from the groceries we purchased the night before. No one wanted to carry the extra weight so we had juice, yogurt, fruit and granola bar before getting on the trail at 7:30. It took almost an hour to get out of the city. The city appeared to be modern with many industrial shops and large commercial businesses. Agriculture also seemed to be important to the area. Celeste joined us to walk today. ...
Almost perfect conditions today for the 21k gentle climb into Rabanal del Camino, a tiny village nestled between snow-covered hills. Lovely lunch, followed by civilized siesta, then 7 pm mass :) After the overwhelmingly ornate, saint-encrusted cathedrals of Pamplona, Leon etc., the run-down village church in Rabanal, unadorned ...
... of the many splits that offers an alternative route. The route to the right goes up and down a steep mountain, where the route to the left stays along the highway with a gradual incline. We opt for the easier route while Gabe decides to take the mountain route. Although the mountain route has breathtaking views, it´s a few extra kilometers that we don´t want to walk. Before parting ways, we agree to ...