Friday, July 13, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Well, I could grab a few photos but they are in reverse order so the day's walk would read bottom to top.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Left albergue at 7am and anticipating a long day of ~30km. First ~3km was uphill then mostly downhill and undulating. Some on asphalt but more was on gravel and dirt forest tracks. The morning fog lifted fairly soon and it was sunny. Fortunately much of the way was in the woods or shaded. Still there was much more sun than we wanted. We stopped for cafe and tortilla along the way in Castroverde but that was the only bar today. The other stop was in a village that had a shaded area with vending machines and not too bad considering. We made fairly good time and arrived Lugo after 30.5km and 7.5 hours walking. Checked in to Hostal Cross not far from Plaza Mayor and in the old city. There’s a 2km diameter city wall dating back to the third century and the city is over 2000 years old and founded by the Romans. The hostel is cramped and hot so a change from our usual rural albergues. We had a partial menu del dia and a few beers with snacks. Our street has several tapas bars so that’s interesting.
Lugo is 100km from Santiago so pilgrims can start here and get their compostela certificate in Santiago. Thus, the way will be much more crowded from here.
Friday, July 6, 2018
We left the albergue in A Fonsagrada at 7am and walked in comfortable conditions, cool and foggy at first and the with low clouds until mid-day. The path was often of compressed gravel, sometimes on grass or dirt and in forests, not too much along the highway. There were several climbs that topped out above 1000m. We stopped once for coffee and another time for coffee and tortilla, arriving in A Cadavo (Galician) or O Cadavo (Spanish). We stayed in Albergue San Mateo, a private family owned albergue next door to their bar. We cleaned up and had a nice menu del dia lunch in the restaurant attached to the bar. Especially delicious was a berza (collards), portato and ham dish but the entree of tender beef and potatoes was also tasty. Of course, accompanied by a bottle of wine. The owners of the bar/albergue are very nice.