Wow, we hope the pictures can show the beauty of our morning walk. Villafranca de Bierzo is our favorite town along the Camino. The town is a beautiful, very old town, with narrow stone streets on the hills above a small river. To the east are the last vineyards we will encounter. To the west are mountains much like those of western Montana.
We walked to Cacabellos on Saturday, passing the Templar Castle in Ponferrada. We normally walk mostly alone, but our dear new friend from Denmark slowed her pace to spend most of these last two days with us. It was very special. We stopped short today to spend a little extra time in Villafranca. Tomorrow we start up the last big climb of our trip.
We continue to have excellent fall weather, we would call it Indian Summer in the states. It seemed that rabbit hunting season began today. The hillsides were full of the sounds of hound dogs and shotguns.