Day 29 – Acebo to Ponferrada

Posted from Ponferrada, Castile and León, Spain.

It was a misty morning when j headed out. No breakfast at my albergue so j went back up the hill and found another cute albergue open. I had my breakfast sitting by a fire. Very nice. I headed back down passing my albergue in the mist.

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There were clouds above but also below. The mountains peaked out through the mist.

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The trail was leading down out of the mountains. It was wonderful. One of my favorite walks of the trip. Interesting rocks, interesting terrain and interesting views.

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I came down into s little village long serving the pilgrims along the way. The gardens were beautiful and the leaves were showing signs of fall.

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I finally got to Ponferrada where there is a castle built in the 1500’s by the Knights Templar. They helped protect pilgrims on there way to Santiago. I felt I should go inside. Lo and behold it was free on Wednesday, lucky pilgrim.

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The view from across the river was nice.

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