Day 31 – Cacabelos to Las Herrerias

Day 31 – Cacabelos to Las Herrerias

Date: 22nd May 2017

Departure time: 07:00
Arrival Time: 15:30
Distance: 28 kms
Cumulative Distance: 622 kms
Percentage Completed: 80%
Accommodation: Casa Do Ferreriro – La Fragua
Weather: Warm sunny day 25 degrees
Thoughts:
Debra – Beautiful morning walk – tedious hot afternoon walk
Mark – Beautiful start to the day, long trudge to the end

Today was a magical start to the day. We walked through grape vines that were often co-planted with cherry trees. We sampled some beautiful cherries that were adjacent to the trail. After Villafranca del Bierzo, the day largely consisted of walking along the road often through small villages. At times it was pleasant walking near the river but generally it was just a slog.

Getting into Las Herrerias was most welcome and we had some very pleasant afternoon drinks with pilgrims from Australia, the USA and Ireland.

Las Herrerias was a beautiful little village surrounded by hills. Our party of 5 are all coping well with the distances and we always have our ritual drink at the end of the day. Often we don’t walk together as we have different paces and interests. Hence, the slightly different experiences we have during the day make for great conversation over drinks and dinner.

We stayed at Casa do Ferreriro which had a lovely garden bar.

Sunrise leaving Cacabelos
Mark sampling cherries
Taste testing cherries
Way marker in Villafranca del Bierzo
Seen on the way to Las Herrerias
Beautiful display of roses
Pilgrim statue
Wildflowers
Marker showing us the way
Vineyards near Villafranca del Bierzo
Pilgrim statue La Portela de Valcarce
Way marker
Australian flag seen at Trabadelo

Castillo-Palacio de los Marqueses de Villafranca
The long trudge along the road
Wild poppies

 

One thought on “Day 31 – Cacabelos to Las Herrerias

  1. Hi Cindy, not long to go now. Incredible that you have walked almost 700km. What a great experience and I am looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Have really enjoyed the photos and blog of your journey along the way. It all looks so picturesque and interesting.
    Well done to you all. Enjoy the last week and see you soon.
    Love
    Jill

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