Leaving Rabanal at Sunrise... an early start to hike into the Irago Mountain Range
Frost on the roadside grass and bushes
Looking back at Rabanal and the Pilgrims heading out for the day
Frost quickly melts as the sun hits the trail
Beautiful morning light , crisp air and sun= good ingredients for hiking! Notice our long morning shadows.
The paths just get more beautiful!
Heading in to our 1st rest & refreshment spot in Foncebadon... Crumbling Roman ruins and usable stone houses with slate or thatched roofs make this an interesting place to walk through and stop for a cappucino
Looking back at how far we climbed up
Higher and higher we go
Cute thatched hut at our 1st stop....am I on Balboa Island?
Looking over the valley behind us
Beautifully designed symbol of universality at Cruz de Ferro
A pilgrim directional arrow designed in stone
A rainbow for our day
Beautiful views leaving Cruz de Ferro
A little dip before we start climbing again
Up and further we go into the beautiful Irago Mountain Range
Beautiful trails with panoramic views
Views of our long rocky descent into the Village of Acebo for the night
Some of our path down was rock shale, thank goodness for walking sticks!
At last .... We sight our village of Acebo for the evening....but it took 1 1/2 hours to get down the Rocky trail to reach it.
Beautiful village of very old stone structures and some new. We enjoyed a great dinner with our Canadian friend Catherine and Steen our new Danish friend.
We finally saw a horse and rider on Camino! We were so surprised when they came up behind us on the trail that I was slow to get the photo!
You can do the Camino de Santiago in one of 3 ways.... on foot, bicycle or on horseback.
It was a grand day on the trail for us today!!
Mary and Mariah
Grannies on Camino