Luke 8:13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.
Day 32 — 17.31 Miles — Herrerias to Fillobal, May 29. The uphill climbing continued. Just like life, the path was sometimes smooth and sometimes it was very rocky. Today the walk was very rocky and steep. However, the scenery makes up for the rocky parts.
After a three mile steep rocky ascent, the village of Laguna de Castillo appeared. The cafe in town served very large tortillas. Tortillas are an egg & potato casserole that is baked in a pie dish. They were hot and good especially after climbing. We crossed the border between the provinces of Castillo y Leon and Galicia. There was a noticeable difference in the path maintenance and appearance. Galicia uses concrete Camino markers that noted the kilometers to Santiago. The path changed to small gravel that is much easier to walk on.
Cross #37 was hung over a memorial cross for a pilgrim who died on The Way in 1991.
The village of O’Cebriero is before the top. There are cafe’s and shops in the small village. We bought two post cards. Post cards are the extent of our shopping because of added weight. The uphill climb lasted most of the day until we reached Alto de Poio at 4,463 feet. The downhill started next and it was, of course, worse than the uphill.
The hostel in Fillobal was the first building that we encountered when entering the “village”. The village appeared to only consist of the hostel and a restaurant. Only two buildings in a village was fine with us! We were able to buy dinner and had a decent room in which to sleep. The world was good.
The destination for tomorrow is Sarria. There will be a little over 100 kilometers left to walk after we leave Sarria. Buen Camino. Sharon and Ron