The Valley of the Fallen

The Valley of the Fallen

It was during the walk from Villafranca del Bierzo to Vega. It was a relatively short day for most people but 18 kilometers for us, is within our comfort zone. It was hard again because it was all road, and so the foot injuries needed a bit of Ibuprofen along the way....
Day 30 – Time and Distance

Day 30 – Time and Distance

Yesterday on our way into Astorga from the top of the hill we could see some distant mountains and one of those was the area of the Cruz de Ferro. Today as we are on our way to Foncebadón and we’re getting closer and closer to that mountain range. As I look up...
Day 29 – Leaving Hospital de Órbigo

Day 29 – Leaving Hospital de Órbigo

I can’t believe it, we’re actually on the road before 8 o’clock! Pat still hasn’t got her get ready time below about 2 hours, so she set the alarm for 6 am, and we’re actually on the road before 8.     Last night we stayed in the Hostal...
Day 28 – Packing List

Day 28 – Packing List

Today we are walking along a flat section next to the road. Which tends to get me more into a meditation mood. Although it’s not totally featureless, because after the right in a distance we’ve got some beautiful snowcapped mountains and all around us...