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Cacabelos

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  • Day22

    Foncebadón nach Cacabelos

    April 28, 2017 in Spain

    Manche Tage sind doch sehr lang, so wie dieser, der mit 52 km unfreiwillig mein längster bisher war. Ein durchwachsener Tag... in eisiger Kälte gestartet, aber im Hochsommer angekommen. Das Wetter hier ist der totale Wahnsinn. Noch vor 2 Tagen, liefen wir im Schneesturm nach Foncebadón. Trotz einem Tag Erholung, traf ich eine Gruppe von Deutschen wieder, die aber dann früher eincheckten, als ich das wollte. Ansonsten wars beim laufen wieder international... Ein pwEngländer, ein Paar aus Südafrika und natürlich Korea. Letztere überholte ich im Wald, was ihr allem Anschein nach so gar nicht in den Kram passte. Die Koreaner laufen den Jakobsweg wie weinen Wettbewerb. Ihre Ausrüstung ist durchgehend Hightech. Die junge Frau von heute, sah aus wie ein koreanischer Coburg, mit ihren Kompressiinshisen, den integrierten Kniestützen und dem riesigen Rucksack, der kaum kleiner als sie selbst war. Als sie dann ihre Carbon Stöcke auspackte und wie eine Maschine an mir vorbei schaufelte, bin ich mal vorsichtshalber aus dem Weg. Ansonsten wars heute halt sehr lang, weil in den letzten beiden Ortschaften keine Zimmer frei waren und ich aus Prinzip in solchen Fällen kein Taxi nehme, sondern zum nächsten Ort laufe.Read more

  • Day24

    Day 23: Molinaseca - Cacabelos

    August 27, 2016 in Spain

    Passed through the city of Ponferrada today to reach Cacabelos. Got a private room for the first time, still only 5€, not bad!

  • Day39

    Day 34 - Cacabelos to Trabadelo

    September 20 in Spain

    I chose an alternative route out of Cacabelos this morning which wound around in the hills filled with vineyards. The grape vines went on forever. At the small town of Valtuille de Arriba a man with his son and daughter were starting to harvest the grapes next to the path. Each of them carried a 10 gallon tub and pruning shears. The bunches of grapes were carefully cut from the vine. The young woman offered me a bunch of wine grapes but I tasted only one. Wine grapes are delicious. It was sweet and had very few seeds. The seeds weren’t even bitter. It was exciting to get to see the beginning of the harvest after having strolled among the vineyards for so long.

    The morning walk through the town of Villafranca del Bierzo following a break for breakfast was a bit of a challenge. Most of the towns along the Camino are very well marked with yellow arrows pointing the way to Santiago. This particular town was an exception. I found myself wandering around looking for arrows along with quite a few other pilgrims. Once we asked for directions from a local man, we were all set.

    After the bridge over the river through town is a place where you can choose to go the hard way along the ups and downs of the surrounding mountains or the easy way along a sparsely used local road. Since I chose the alternative route earlier in the day, this time I chose the traditional route along the road. Although I was expecting to have to dodge traffic, there was a nice path that made the walk pleasant.

    After the time in the vineyards of the hills and the walk along the country road, I arrived in Trabadelo. Set along a river, this town has four lodgings, three bars, and a small market (that is closed from 2:00 to 5:00 for siesta). The albergue, Casa Susi, that I have chosen for the night was built inside a three hundred year old home/barn. The lower level (barn) was renovated to hold twelve beds and two restrooms. The facilities are spa-like. With waterfall showers and the old stone of the barn walls the albergue feels rustic but luxurious. The hospitalitera, Susi, opened this hostel last year after ten months of renovations. She had done the Camino previously and wanted to provide all of the things that pilgrims enjoy. Like single beds without bunks, clean bathrooms with soap and hand towels, and a tasty dinner of vegetables from the garden. The added treat is that her home sits on the river, so as I write, I am having a rejuvenating cold river foot soak. Across the river I can hear the cowbells but can’t see the cows. Turns out it’s sheep, not cows. It’s quite a peaceful place.
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