So today was a short day of about 11 1/2 kilometres, which was just as well, because I was rather late leaving the albergue. This was the albergue I had all to myself. So I got up and had a leisurely time getting myself packed and making some breakfast, and I almost felt reluctant to leave. It wasn’t till about 9:00 o’clock before I actually left.
There was a short climb up the road, although I later realised I could have taken a dirt track parallel to the road, but it was a short hill up to Castle Cornatel. I didn’t go into the castle but had a good look from the outside and the views from there were incredible – over the valley. There was a very pleasant walk then down to Borrenes, which was on the road, but not too steep, again with magnificent views. So, it is mainly road walking today and then a climb up towards Las Medulas, some of which was on dirt tracks. And tonight, I’m staying in Hotel Medulio. I had a look around after checking in at the Roman gold diggings and also through the village. There seem to be quite a number of places to eat, but I settled for eating the menu del dia at the hotel because they had trout, and it was really good. So altogether, another great day on the Camino Invierno.
Had a bit of a job finding you on the map Rob until I realized you were heading SW from Ponferrada, Barco next I guess.
That’s only 8 kms away. That will be my breakfast stop….
Next is. Rúa de Valdeorras