Pedrafita do Cebreiro

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  • Day23

    Go Your Own Way

    October 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    So I see a Pilgrim today walking down the trail backwards. Perhaps sun stroke ... perhaps just different strokes for different folks. But this peregrino was certainly hiking the Way on his terms.

    And that truly is the case here on the Camino. Do we take the optional route, call over the lone pilgrim to share supper, hike onto the next town? For many this is a profoundly religous pilgrimage. Each decision a pilgrim make shapes and colours their Camino experience. We each go our own way.

    By the way, I tried walking backwards for a bit. Not for me. I'll continue with my face to the West and the breeze at my back.
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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


    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"!Read more

  • Day25

    22. Etappe: Trabadelo - Fonfría

    April 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Der Camino Duro ist geschafft und ich bin sehr froh und glücklich!
    Heute morgen bin ich um 7:30Uhr los und die ersten 12km waren Landstraße und nur etwas Steigung. Nach Las Herrerías ging es dann aber richtig zur Sache und ich hatte doch ein paar Stunden zu kämpfen. Ich habe 794 Höhenmeter bezwungen. Es war aber eine sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Strecke und so hat es mir richtig Spaß gemacht. Als ich fast oben bin und gerade ein Radler genieße, begegne ich Marc aus Montana wieder. Gemeinsam erreichen wir gegen 13:30Uhr den Gipfel. Es ist Sonntag und mir zu überfüllt. Viele Tagesausflügler sind mit Bussen hier und das will so gar nicht zu meiner momentanen Stimmung passen. Also möchte ich weiter. Marc fragt mich wohin und ich sage wie immer „we will see“. Am Ende landen wir nach 30km (Marc 40km) in einer großen aber superschönen neuen Herberge. Ich hatte beim Universum eine heisse Dusche, ein unteres Bett und Essen bestellt-es ist alles eingetroffen. Das gemeinsame Pilger-Dinner übertrifft allerdings alle bisherigen Pilger-Menüs. Selbst gekocht und GEMÜSESUPPE als Vorspeise! Und das in einer wunderbaren Atmosphäre. Morgen freue ich mich auf Samos. Ich habe dort etwas mehr Zeit, da es nur 20km bis dort sind. Ich hoffe ich kann das Kloster besichtigen...
    PS: liebes Universum-bitte keine laut schnarchenden Pilger direkt neben mir...
    PPS: Gallicien ist erreicht
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  • Day40

    Las Herrerias to Fonfria

    October 16, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    10.16.2017 Monday 13 miles

    13 grueling miles today! Woke up smelling smoke and discovered it was from the fires here in northern Spain. 8:30am - After making sure the fires were not on the camino, we headed out. At least the temperature was in the 60s.
    This was supposed to be one of the most beautiful parts of the Camino with stunning mountain views which would make you forget the 10 mile uphill climb. Much to our dismay, we were not able to see anything but smoke. The climb was our second hardest climb (after the Pyrenees) but most difficult due to the smoke - making it hard to breathe.
    No beautiful views, just smoke. We passed through a few nearly deserted towns and O Cebreiro which had a nice church. It is the first town in Galicia region. We were exhausted when we arrived at our stop for the day, Fonfria, at 3pm.

    Fortunately the fires are on the other side of the mountain. Tomorrow we will be checking if any parts of the Camino are closed.
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  • Day29


    July 17, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Uppe på toppen igen. Här går det upp och ner om vartannat. Sista tuffa backarna är nu avklarade. Från 600m höjd till 1330 m. I kyrkan här så finns nattvardskalken som man tror är den som Jesus använde vid sista måltiden. Den är torkad nu.Read more

  • Day46

    Day of rest on top of the world

    October 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We are having a day of total relaxation here in O Cebreiro....altitude is 1330 metres, and it is cold. This is the thing about the Camino this time - the fluctuations from hot to cold! I can’t believe that only on Wednesday we were so hot in Ponferrada that we went back to the hotel to escape the heat...then we arrive here on Saturday and freeze! It was about 3° this morning, and with a smart wool layer, a fleecy turtleneck, a shirt and a down jacket I am only just warm enough...and I have bought some gloves for the early morning walking, as it looks as if it will be cool for a while. Even though, it may warm up a bit more in the afternoons once we are down from these heights.

    So we leisurely went to breakfast at about 9 this morning. It was still misty and foggy, and a whited out view mostly, with just little breaks where the sun was peeping through and the cloud was burning off. This continued during the morning, and now it is blue sky and perfect 360° panorama! Amr and I went for a walk up the hill overlooking this little village, so beautiful. It is a very small place, and quite a place for tourist buses...being Sunday we saw several groups arriving and being taken through the village. They probably weren’t around long enough to see the view transform. However, they would have admired the Celtic stone and slate houses, and the 9th century church - beautiful and simple.

    As we were returning from our walk there on the path were Judy and Dorothy, the Canadian sisters, who had just walked in! Great reunion and just chance! And then, also happenstance, up walked Jessica who had also walked in this morning. So we are back in step, and will probably be more or less in sync now till Santiago. We celebrate by having a bit of lunch together....went to a restaurant up the street which was very busy with locals having Sunday lunch. Now we plan to take our kindles up and sit on the hill in the will just be warm enough to be enjoyable!!

    Must also mention that we are enjoying the Galician food...last night had the delicious cabbage and potato soup...we see the tall cabbages in vegetable gardens lea lettuce...they just pick the leaves and the stems grow taller and taller as more leaves grow. We will have more tonight.
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  • Day29

    Álto do poio

    July 17, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Efter klättring under förmiddagen så har vi kommit till nästa topp. Ytterligare jobbig uppförsbacke. Nu skall vi börja gå ner mot Triacastel där härbärget för dagen finns. Det är ca 10 km kvar så det tar ytterligare ett antal timmar med ganska brant nerförslut innan vi är framme.Read more

  • Day45

    Climbed the big mountain, now in Galicia

    October 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Well we have done it!! Climbed the biggest ascent of the Camino, and are now in O’Cebreiro for 2 nights! From Amr’s Apple Watch, our statistics for the day are: 14.2 kms, and we ascended 720 metres! Considering that, we both feel pretty good....And the other amazing thing is, the weather prediction was did cloud over during the morning but was high cloud while we were walking, and we had the stunning views...and the showers didn’t start till about 2 o’clock (we arrived at 12.30) fact it is just heavy misty droplets, but the whole surrounding 360° views are whited out. This is an experience for us, as last time we were treated to perfect weather, so now we see what this top of the world often looks like. And the good news is that tomorrow it clears up (in fact the precipitation is meant to stop later this afternoon) and by tomorrow afternoon and Monday when we walk out all is sunny and beautiful again.

    So we set off around 8 this morning in 7° cold, with jackets and layers, and mainly kept them on all day. It did get a bit hot sometimes in the sun going uphill, but basically remained cool and comfortable. It was a long constant uphill walk, but the views became increasingly more spectacular as you ascended which was the reward, and we just plodded slowly.

    We are staying at the same place as last time...very nice and comfortable room. Dinner is included, and instead of having to wait till 8pm, we have to eat any time before 8.30...perfect! After showering we had a lunch of pulpo a la Galega, and a glass of Alberiño- both specialties of Galicia...all is well, and looking forward to a day tomorrow of total relaxation. It is cold!! Goes down to 3° and maximum of about 11°...suits me...out come all the fleeces! Will publish this now and then try for photos...I got yesterday’s ones off, but as more people arrive it may be more difficult..we’ll see.
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