Day 22: Ponferrada – Vega de Valcarce

37.8 kmThere was some confusion on the way out of town.  When confronting a roundabout, it’s not always clear which way is straight ahead.  The street named “Calle de Santiago” sounded promising.  There weren’t many rucksacks along the way though. Eventually encountered some French pilgrims, who informed the Calle was not the Camino, but would save […]

Day 20: Hospital de Orbigo – Rabanal del Camino

36.4 km After the miraculous feeding of the 15 in Hospital de Orbigo, I accompanied my hospitalerio into town for some late night tapas and vino with the locals.  Such late night excursions are a rarity on the Camino, as the doors of albergues are usually locked early to encourage early departures. It’s always a […]