Our trek past O’Cebreiro takes us through little hamlets and rural areas.
Wash day for this family with a l-o-n-g clothesline.
The chickens don’t seem to mind pilgrims trekking through their turf. As if to say, Whatever…
The Iglesia San Esteban in Liñares was built prior to 1120 and restored in 1963.
I read about problems with mean dogs along the Camino route, but we have Randy, A.K.A The Dog Whisperer, so we pass by with ease.
Beautiful mountain scenery which includes small hay fields.
This wood pile has a Celtic design. Solution to roof issues doesn’t seem to be period correct, however.
Reminds me of The Bear Went Over the Mountain song we use to sing in kindergarten. And what do you think he saw? He saw another mountain…
We arrive and take off our boots for the night at Albergue Reboleira in Fonfria which has 86 beds and a nice patio area for relaxing and visiting. Entertaining conversations with German soldiers walking the Camino and a German woman from Minnesota complete a delightful Camino day.
Taking advantage of multiple clothes lines and strong sunshine. Watch your step when you take the clothes off the line, or you may find an unpleasant surprise on the bottom of your shoes!
Pilgrim meal is served in this old Celtic style building across the road from the albergue. The village gets its name from its fountain Fons Frigida or cold spring. During the 16th century there used to be a pilgrim hospital in Fonfria that would give heat, salt and water and a bed with two blankets to healthy pilgrims and to the sick a piece of bread, eggs and butter as well. ~ galiciaguide.com
The room is quiet at first…
…but the wine begins to flow and soon the air is humming with conversation.
Here we meet Al, a personable Spanish gentleman from Madrid that has worked in Iowa and Texas and is walking the Camino before he moves to Lima, Peru.
It’s the end of day #7 and we have walked about 25 kilometers, or 15 1/2 miles up the mountain and now we are working our way down. No wonder I’m so tired and ready so crawl into my cozy bunk bed.