Day 34: Ruitelan to Alto de Poio

Left Ruitelan around 7am and walked slowly through the town and up the road. After a km or so the way left the road and then started a long steep climb up to La Faba where a neat newish cafe provided a welcome coffee and tortilla for breakfast.

After that it was all up, though not as steep, to OCebreiro where a bus load of tourists were strolling up the road to the church.

After OCebreiro more climbing then a descent to Liñares where I bought a sandwich for lunch. Then up to Hospital de la Condesa where the alburgue was full but suggested only a few more km to Alto de Poio. The last 500m was probably the steepest section of the entire walk. I saw on the path profile that after this climb the way is essentially all downhill. Altitude was then about 1330m and I think it was around 700m at the start of the day.

Didn’t see any
Mist and cloud masked the views until after OCebreiro
Ponchos for sale At OCebreiro
Starting to clear
Lizards basking in the sun while I ate lunch
A pilgrim statue with extras
At the site of the statue
The view outside the cafe at Alto de Poio

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