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
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.