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Pedrafita do Cebreiro

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  • Day27

    Villafranca del Bierzo-padornelo

    May 15 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    36 km de marche. Je viens d’entrer dans la Province de la Galice. Je suis en haute altitude. La fatigue commence à gagner mon corps. Il faut que je travaille fort sur mon moral. Je viens juste d’arriver à Padornelo. C’est la ville la plus laide que j’ai jamais vue. L’hôtel la plus minable du voyage. Et une bouff au resto du coin pas Mangeable. Je demande un verre de vin blanc. Elle finit la bouteille et mon verre n’était pas plein. Alors elle finit de le remplir avec une autre sorte😂. Ça goûte toute la même affaire😂😂😂Read more

  • Day9

    Von Ambasmestas nach Fonfría

    July 29 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Wieder durch gesundheitliche Probleme verschuldet nahmen wir erneut ein Taxi um die größte Steigung der Stecke hinter uns zu bringen. Von . Wir waren alle angeschlagen, sei es eine Erkältung, eine Sehnenentzündung oder chronische Bronchitis. Auf 1330 Meter angekommen genießten wir die Aussicht und trafen einige Gesichter die sich sicherlich wunderten wie wir sie einholen konnten. Anschließend sind wir noch etwa elf Kilometer nach Fonfría gewandert.Read more

  • Day35

    Climbing lightly

    June 6, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    If you'd told me beforehand that one of my favorite days on the Camino would involve a 2,000 foot climb, I'd have said you were delusional. And yet...

    After leaving Ponferrado I passed through El Bierzo, another of Spain's wine-growing regions. While La Rioja may produce the most famous wines, the landscape I saw here beats it hands down.

    I walked for three days alongside cold clear rivers, and up and down dramatic green ridges draped in zigzagging vineyards and fields.

    But O Cebreiro was always on my mind. I knew it would be the biggest climb since the Pyrenees. I didn't know just how much stronger I'd become in the past month.

    I started my climb on a crisp sunny morning. The first half was the steepest, but I climbed loose and strong, lifted by forests and grasses, and by air freshly scrubbed by a storm the night before. The slope lessened over the second half and the vista opened up, providing sweeping 40-mile views back to the east.

    When I entered O Cebreiro around noon, I was elated and surrounded by Celtic music; more than ready to enjoy lunch and a beer with two Italian friends I just met.

    This was a magic day, and a great lesson in learning to trust my strength more than my fear.
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  • Day10

    Stock und Hut...

    May 4 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Lea-Lein
    ging allein
    in die weite Welt hinein.
    Stock und Hut
    steh‘n ihr gut.
    Ist gar wohl gemut.

    Die Betonung liegt hier auf der Zeile: „Stock und Hut steh‘n ihr gut“, wie man auch der Überschrift entnehmen kann. Wieso ich dieses bekannte Gedicht zitiere, mögen sich wohl einige von euch fragen. Weil‘s passt!
    Ich bin so dankbar, dass ich die Wanderstöcke (und den Sonnenhut) habe, da ich dadurch so viel Energie spare!
    Und ich will jetzt wirklich nicht eingebildet klingen...

    ...

    ...ABER
    so viele Leute haben hier Wanderstöcke und wissen einfach nicht damit umzugehen!! 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Manche benutzen nur Einen, also eine einseitige, schiefe Stütze, die vollkommen sinnlos ist, außer man hat eine ebenfalls einseitige Einschränkung (was aber eigentlich niemand hat).
    Viel schlimmer sind aber die Leute, die ihre Stöcke entweder in einem bestimmten 3- oder 4-Schritt-Rhythmus verwenden und somit immer ein paar Schritte auslassen
    Oder
    Die Leute, die damit irgendwelche Tänzchen aufführen und ihre Stöcke mal 3m entfernt von einem aufsetzen, mal links hinten, dann im Bogen rechts schräg-vorne 💃🕺

    Dies ist anscheinend auch einigen anderen aufgefallen, denn ich bekomme tatsächlich häufig Komplimente dafür (von Wanderstockläufern die‘s selbst nicht drauf haben oder von wandeestocklosen Läufern), dass ich ja so exzellent mit deinen Stöcken umzugehen wisse. Mich hat tatsächlich schon jemand darauf angesprochen, ob ich denn nicht in einem Wanderstock-Kurs/-Training-/Club zurück zuhause wäre und dadurch die Kunst des Wanderstockgebrauchs gelernt habe.
    Ähm ja... neeeee. Skifahrern vielleicht, wenn das zählt ⛷ oder vielleicht hat mich auch das Essen mit Stäbchen im asiatischen Bereich darauf vorbereitet 🥢😅
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  • Day38

    Herrerias to Padornelo - 17 kms

    October 29, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    Wow! If yesterday was my best day on the camino, today was the toughest. A 595 meter climb, almost 1955 feet.

    A very nice day for the climb though. Stopped often for coffee, juice, and my favorite chocolate pastry. Well worth the effort.

    The small communities I passed through must have had their weekly cow parade yesterday through main street and one could tell. Nothing insults the senses more and the reason pilgrims have to leave their shoes outside, but the good thing was that it had not rained around here in quite some time. Very thankful for that. A picture of those wonderful critters is attached for your enjoyment and as a reminder why we do not allow cows on the mountain as pets or otherwise. They appear to be preparing for next weeks parade.

    Early morning sunlight on the hills highlights the color and veriation of the terrain. Now I know why I so love the mountains...just gorgeous.

    I ran across the three ladies from Wales again halfway up the mountain. One had to return to a cafe to look for her glasses as she thought she had left them. Glad it wasn't me that left my glasses as it was a long way in the wrong direction.

    O'Cebreio (the church) Is attached and a picture of the distant haze that again reminds me of those mornings when I am enjoying coffee and looking at the "cats paws " in the valley below. This valley is a very distant valley, but the general direction that I will be walking.

    The last picture is a memorial to pilgrims that are trying not to lose their Tillies in a stiff breeze. Too bad the angle of the light was not better, but you get the picture. I've had to grab mine several times to keep it on my head and out of the pastures and ravines.

    I stopped about one PM today. Tired after the climb and we changed to standard time last night so DST is no more in Spain until next year. Found a hostel that would do my laundry and served a wonderful lunch (salad, fried egg, two huge pieces of bacon and fries), and I ate the whole thing to include flan for dessert. I even licked the plate it was so good. Now for dinner!

    Dinner was another excellent salad, a pork chop, potatoes and beans. Good meal and I had another flan (and licked the plate yet again).

    Might try to reach Sarria tomorrow. Just depends on the trail condition and my energy level.
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  • Day34

    Falling in Love with Galicia

    October 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    After 21 days of Hostel living, last night Scott and I had a room AND shower to ourselves! Renewed, we set out for O'Cebreiro, under star lit skies, and then came the Big Reveal. A perfect day, sun drenched hillsides, and bright blue skies made selecting today's pictures agonizingly difficult. To top it off, we've landed at a well run albergue with a pilgrim's communal dinner in a traditional building pictured here.Read more

  • Day27

    O'Cebreiro

    June 25, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Last big uphill hike of the Camino is done and dusted. Yet again, all these photos don't even capture anything close to the magical views here...
    I crossed the border to Galicia, too. Which means "GET THE RAINCOATS AND PONCHO OUT"!

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