Friday, 15 June 2012

Fonsagrada to Cádabo - Friday 4th May

Fonsagrada to Paradavella 14kms Highest point: Hospital de Montouto

The day started fine as we walked the first 7kms from Fonsagrada, then it began to rain again, needing ponchos and over-trousers. However it was warmer rain than yesterday. We stood under the chapel porch at Hospital de Montouto to eat our bocadillos. The Camino was very wet, with running water in some places, but the water and the mud patches were fairly easy to pass.
Lunch was huge, hot omelette bocadillos - with eggs straight from the hen run - at Casa Méson on the way into Paradavella. It was still raining after lunch so we went on into the village, but taking the advice given at lunchtime we didn't attempt the climb off road to Lastra. Instead we caught the little local bus and just down the road 3 French pilgrims joined us. (This was the last transport used until we left Santiago.) Arriving in Cádabo they went off to the albergue and we booked into the Pension Moneda.
A later visit to the albergue showed it was 'completo' (full). We saw the Polish pilgrims and were glad to see they, and others they were walking with, had made it safely here as a number of pilgrims have had to give up with injured knees. Our meal was at the 'Tres Espuelas' (Avdo de Lugo 5), excellent meal and friendly folk.
Several other pilgrims had also booked into the pension by evening so we were glad Terry had phoned ahead again and we had arrived in good time.

View leaving Fonsagrada

9.10am: Just over 157kms to go! Note the need for fleece, scarf and gloves

In a few years you will not be able to tell this traditionally built new house from the old ones

Ruins of old 17thC pilgrim refuge at Hospital de Montouto

Paradavella:- The ancient 'round-house' with slate roof would once have been thatched

The church in Cádabo

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