Trabadelo to O’Cebreiro – 23.6 km/14.3 miles


Hello again!┬áCelebration! The last tough mountain on the way is conquered and we are at 96.4 miles to Santiago. Yeah!!! What a day it was…no luck with the weather. The light rain at the start progressively became worse and worse with wind joining in towards the top of the mountain. The, at times very steep trail with rocks and mud turned into a little stream flowing downhill. Our shoes became swimming pools and everything on us totally drenched. We definitely paid penance today.

To top it off, Charlie who has not slept well since we arrived in Spain, woke this morning with bedbug bites. O yes, that’s what they are. Now we are in the process of hot washing and spraying our sleeping bags and all cloth etc. What did I say……PENANCE!

Starting out in light rain

Starting out in light rain

The next village - Vega de Valcarce

The next village – Vega de Valcarce

The trail starting up

The trail starting up

Entering Galicia now

Entering Galicia now

This is the way we climbed up - it cleared up after we got settled in

This is the way we climbed up – it cleared up after we got settled in

O'Cebreiro - Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real from the 9th century and the earliest surviving building on the Camino

O’Cebreiro – Iglesia de Santa Maria la Real from the 9th century and the earliest surviving building on the Camino

O'Cebreiro home of Don Elias Valina Sampedro (1929 - 1989) the parish priest who restored and preserved the integrity of the Camino, it was his idea to mark the route with yellow arrows. He is buried in the church.

O’Cebreiro – home of Don Elias Valina Sampedro (1929 – 1989) the parish priest who restored and preserved the integrity of the Camino, it was his idea to mark the route with yellow arrows. He is buried in the church.

3 thoughts on “Trabadelo to O’Cebreiro – 23.6 km/14.3 miles

  1. choice between bed bugs and rain…..I’ll take the RAIN. sure hope that this will be the worst of your penance. The terrain, buildings make it appear as if you stepped back in time.

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