31km today and it was a long but good day. I left at 8 am and didn't get to Villafranca till 545. I stopped for mass at Santa Maria de Compestillo and that was over an hour delay. At Ponferrada, there was an amazing castle that I took some pictures of. I also stopped at a couple of other churches as well, so it made for a long day.
I felt like a pilgrim a lot today. A special feeling. The old people wish the pilgrims Buen Camino if you greet them. But not the younger crowd.
One lady who was with her mother whom I greeted stopped and gave me a handful of nuts and wished me a Buen Camino. That was very special. It made my day.
I have done 308 km now and I have 185 left. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT.
IT IS SUPPOSED TO RAIN FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS, AND WE CLIMB BACK INTO THE MOUNTAINS. Lots of talk about the thunderstorms tomorrow.
Though a long day, I went through 20 km of vineyards and it was beautiful especially with the fall colors. Lots of gunshots in the vineyards, as I heard over a 100 shots fired. At first, I was scared. But I finally figured out what they were doing.
1. A flower for Annie
2, A flower for grandma
3 MAYO HE IS HERE
WELL, ENOUGH FOR TONIGHT. Staying at the Alburgue Leo, and it is okay. Talked to 3 different people today, 2 that already had bedbugs, One guys ears are all bandaged up from all the bites he got. I'm okay so far.
I love you all. Buen Camino. Djoe