Day 20: Ponferrada to La Faba

We left Ponferrada in time to arrive in Villafranco de Bierzo by mid morning. After a quick tortilla de patata and coffee, we hit the streets for an abridged walking tour conducted by an overly caffeinated Mikey for the benefit of a shivering Frank.   It's a little hard to lose the Camino in this town!  … Continue reading Day 20: Ponferrada to La Faba

Day 19: Molinaseca to Ponferrada 

With laundry done, we settled in for the night in a very comfy room (note that, at this point, "comfy" is anything with a private bedroom and bathroom!) Aparently, American reality TV shows are pretty popular in Spain as the majority of the English language programs were reruns of Deadliest Catch and House Hunters. Pretty … Continue reading Day 19: Molinaseca to Ponferrada 

Day 18: Foncebadon to Molinaseca

Last night's sleeping arrangements could probably have been better. Frank is still not sure whether it was our French or German bunk mates who flavored the room so pungently. Still, we awoke rather early for mountain village time, and gathered our things.  Our host from the previous evening greeted us and asked if we were … Continue reading Day 18: Foncebadon to Molinaseca

Day 17: Astorga to Foncebadon

Good morning! We awoke in the albergue  this morning to anything "butt." That is to say, such close quarters can really be trying. As Mikey puts it, "Good morning!" is simply an antiquated Europeanism that should have ended with the plague. It celebrates Gunter's making it through the night or Olaf not being carried away … Continue reading Day 17: Astorga to Foncebadon

Day 16: San Martín del Camino to Astorga 

After the early-onset food comas due to copious amounts of paella at dinner last night, Frank and Mikey got some much needed sleep and an early start this morning. Still, the going was rough due to monotonous terrain. Sure, we had a wooded walk at times, but the majority of our first 6km was alongside … Continue reading Day 16: San Martín del Camino to Astorga 

Day 15: Leon to San Martín del Camino

After much rest (well, rest from carrying our packs) in Leon, we got back onto the trail this morning. In what seems to be an ever recurring theme, Frank and Mikey exited the city via a bridge (Puente rio Bernesga). Still, we had some 7km of suburbs to cover before officially leaving Leon. Mikey's theory … Continue reading Day 15: Leon to San Martín del Camino