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 …
I can already hear you saying "not another rest day" This was a planned where the bus days were forced on us through circumstances. That's my story, anyway. Starting tomorrow we have eight days straight walking and it will be taxing. I've just been sitting in a street cafe watching the pilgrims come in and knowing how they felt. Interesting watching people walking in and seeing others that they have met along ...
... He had just gone out of his way for us in leaps and bounds, it was honestly just so nice and we are no one to him! He didn't need to be so accommodating, but he was. Elvis: Cold. Just so cold. If the wind doesn't fry you, the sun does. By the time we got to Villadangos I was frozen to the core. The municipal Albergue was nice but they only had one measly fireplace in the common area. The bed area was freezing. In addition to what Errin said about dinner, the bar man ...
... 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 ...
... another coin another prayer for you all.
Later there was Vespers followed by a very secular some would say very spiritual celebration of the feast and the holiday with an Irish band at one of the Albergues.
I struggled for an early start the next morning. A steep climb in the mist headlight on, slipped measured my length as my grandmother used to say, but no real damage on to the cross at e top of the climb- indeed a special place of prayer and emotion.