It is Camino day four and we are just leaving the hilly vineyard region past Cacabelos and discover a touching memorial along the side of the path.
In the Middle Ages, the town of Villafranca del Bierzo is first mentioned in 791. The origin of the modern town is connected to the Way of St. James as a rest place for the pilgrims which started to reach Santiago de Compostela from the 9th century. ~Wikipedia
If you want clean clothes you need to do the laundry, rain or shine. It is going to take some time to dry if the weather stays like this in Trabadelo, Spain. The village is in the region of El Bierzo and Galician is spoken here. It is still the province of Leon but we are getting closer to Galicia.
Our gang is now traveling in three groups. Kathy, Lori and Jane are together; Randy and Joyce are bringing up the rear; but where are Joan and Diane? Are they pursuing an alternative camino experience? Are they sitting in a bar somewhere, too exhausted to go another step? Have they been abducted?