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.
There were clouds above but also below. The mountains peaked out through the mist.
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.
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.
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.
The view from across the river was nice.