Day 45 – Herrerias to Fonfria

Walked today: 7.6 miles

Walked Camino 2019: 325.8 miles

We decided not to take on the 4 mile/2000 ft mountain this morning and opted for a taxi to drop us off at the top at the touristy village of O Cebreiro,

O Cebreiro at 8 am

where we began our walk in the clouds.

When we climbed the mountain in 2017, which was indeed as challenge, we took some wonderful photos on the way up, at the top, spent the night, then continued getting great shots the next day on our way to Fonfria.

Leaving O Cebreiro, fantastic scenery all around, but hidden by clouds

Today there was no scenery. The ride up the mountain was in the clouds, clouds covered the top and clouds

Our stop for breakfast at Linares

prevented any decent photos during all but a few fleeting intervals

Pilgrim statue, great scenery all around 😢

during the 7 plus mile walk which

Quick look before clouds rolled back in

hovered between 4000 and 4400 ft.

Jim was greeted by a Camino canine
Enjoying some brief sunshine and OJ on wet tables and chairs

We targeted Fonfria for today to position ourselves for the walk tomorrow

Casa de Lucas

and to revisit one of our favorite

Our room with large bathroom and big shower

“habitacions” on the Camino Frances, Casa de Lucas (37€).

View from our room window

Just as we got to Fonfría (pop.41), our destination for the day, the sun and blue sky finally appeared, only beginning to warm the damp, chilly 50F air.

By 4:30, the weather was beautiful, hopefully a good sign for tomorrow.

We had a pilgrim lunch and snacked for supper all in the Casa dining room.

We officially left Castile y León today and entered Galícia, the final region on the Camino and the home of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino sign post outside Casa de Lucas reads 140.5 km, which means we’ve got just over 87 miles to go!

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