O’Cebreiro, you’ve been waiting for us

It’s Day #7.  We are up with the chickens since we have a long day and a mountain ahead of us.

camino-frances-26o-cebreiroOur path goes from right to left.

This mountain is the original reason we are back since we have unfinished business.  In March of 2013 a snowstorm stopped us in our tracks.  It is August now so we should be clear to go, but we must get an early start to make it all the way to Fonfria today.

A group of rambunctious teenage boys out and about at 5:30 a.m. seem suspicious at first, but we quickly realize they are just playing pranks on a cafe employee opening up for the day. She is not amused and we pass by with ease.

The video is a little jiggly because I didn’t want to be left behind, all alone, in the dark!

2014Camino-1070286Indiana Joan is ready to head up the mountain.

2014Camino-1070282dmvcrWe begin the climb.

2014Camino-1070278dmvWe find a self-service concession stand utilizing an honor system.  We also see these in western Minnesota, along the highways, when someone has garden produce available for purchase and they are not able to tend the stand.

2014Camino-1070289dmvcrFountain in a little hamlet along the way.

2014Camino-1070290dmvTranslation:  Despite the breath (as he says), I have to laugh. Let’s say you smile, laugh, because I can not.  I really don’t feel that out of breath and the legs feel great.

2014Camino-1070300dmvWork to do on the mountain… or is he in charge of crowd control?

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camino2014-1070302Looking back, the views are breathtaking.

camino2014-1070304The path is cut down into the ground and, above us, we now enjoy the open views of pastures and cattle grazing contentedly as the sun begins to warm the air.

Ah-h-h-h-h… this is the life and not a snowflake in sight!

 

 

 

 

 

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