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,
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.
Today there was no scenery. The ride up the mountain was in the clouds, clouds covered the top and clouds
prevented any decent photos during all but a few fleeting intervals
during the 7 plus mile walk which
hovered between 4000 and 4400 ft.
We targeted Fonfria for today to position ourselves for the walk tomorrow
and to revisit one of our favorite
“habitacions” on the Camino Frances, Casa de Lucas (37€).
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!