After a morning shower, taking a photo of the fantastic wood wall outside my room. When they remodeled the home, they decided to keep as much of the structure as possible. I love this wall.
Pepe made huevos & tea for breakfast. I said goodbye to Pepe and, with reluctance, left the wonderful Albergue Leo.
Villafranca is surrounded by green mountains or what we would call hills. . There were three options for leaving Villafranca. One of them was suppose to be quite challenging so I cholse to take the middle (recommended) route because it said that the upper rout is poorly waymarked.
The rout I chose out of Villafranca was uphill 385 meters in about 8 km. and then back down for about 5 km. I am glad I stayed in Villafranca and did this walk it in the morning rather than yesterday afternoon. I was actually walking in the clouds with occasional views of the surrounding mountains.
I loved walking through the groves of chestnut trees
with some popping open.
I stopped to get fresh juice and eat some lunch in Trabadelo (11.7 km) which was the original goal for yesterday. I was feeling pretty good so I walked another 9 km. I am relaxing and charging the camera after my afternoon ice cream. There will be a shared meal (carrot soup, ensalada mixta with tuna and some kind of pasta) tonight at the Pequeno Polata Albergue. I love community dinners. There is usually great conversation and sometimes I can even understand what is being said. David from Ireland recommended this Albergue to me. The cook is singing as he cooks. I am sure that his singing will make the food taste better. Ruttelan is also surrounded by green hills.