Our little hotel (Casa Gloria) was associated with a bakery and we had a shared kitchen. The neat thing was that each room had a shelf in the frig and the baker gave us each a tray of pastries for breakfast.
We headed out of town and encountered the first hill of the day - on a natural trail and very pretty but steep! We climbed several kilometers and then descended into Mondonedo - one of Galicia's ancient capitals. We had second breakfast at a bar on the square in front of the old cathedral. Then, leaving town we began climbing in earnest. The first several kilometers were very steep and then leveled out a bit into a gradual climb. The final climb was again very steep and we had climbed for 11km (7 miles). The weather was sunny but cool so somewhat of a help. However, I did not carry enough water and there were no fountains for the climb nor until we reached our destination after 26km. Not a huge deal today as it was cool but on a hot day it would have been a big mistake. I could have asked for water at a farmhouse, I suppose.
We arrived at our village (Abadin) and enjoyed a glass of Sidra before finding a room at Pension Casa Goas. Abadin, and nearby town of Gontan, are small but with enough facilities - bars, lodging, grocery store and restaurants to serve us well.