Aroma ~ June 10, 2018

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018, Day #31
  • Lugo
  • Distance 19 miles; total 434.5 miles
  • 1,795’ ascent and 2,600’ descent
  • 50% hard surface
  • Time: 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Weather: 50-65 overcast NO RAIN

With dampness always in the air, the aroma of wood smoke captured the attention. Smoke poured from the chimney of a small windowless building. From the doorway, a fire blazed. I stepped inside to find a lady feeding dried branches in the oven in preparation of baking bread.

  • 1st towards Lugo
  • 2nd towards Lugo
  • 3rd towards Lugo

Café Con Leche ~ June 8, 2018

  • Friday, June 8, 2018, Day #29
  • A Fonsagrada Distance
  • 16.5 miles; total 455 miles
  • 2,708’ ascent and 1,475’ descent
  • 30% hard surface
  • Time: 8 hours
  • Weather: 50-60 intermittent rain

What to do with steady rain? Seek shelter in remote bars for café con leches.

  • 1st towards A Fonsagrada
  • 2nd towards A Fonsagrada
  • 3rd towards A Fonsagrada

Before Pre-Box ~ June 5, 2018

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Day #26
  • Campiello
  • Distance 8 miles; total 353 miles
  • 970’ ascent and 1,295’ descent
  • 20% hard surface
  • Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Weather: 50-60 overcast and misty

Country stores fascinate me. This hamlet consists of two country stores each with an attached bar, albergue, and hotel. The stores have everything you could possibly imagine like replacement tines for pitch-forks, boots, clothes pins, buckets, Frangelico liquor, fresh fruit and vegetables. All this in a space smaller than an average living room. Such was it before the generation of Box Stores.

  • 1st Campiello
  • 2nd Campiello
  • 3rd Campiello