Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 22 - Acebo to Valtuille de Arriba (36 kms)

Acebo - Riego de Ambros - Molinaseca - Ponferrada - Columbrianos - Fuentas Nuevas - Camponaraya - Cacabelos - Pieros - Valtuille de Arriba

Hola family and friends.

Tonight we are sending just a brief update. It's been a long day and 'your correspondent' is exhausted!

The sun shone on us again today - and we think the high this afternoon of around 21 degrees is our warmest day yet. Though we can vouch it feels a good deal hotter after 30+ kms in the strong afternoon sun that Spain is well known for. We're not complaining. Every sunny day is a bonus at this time of year and we have had more than we ever expected. Tomorrow we have the challenge of breaking the back of the steep climb to O'Cebreiro!

Til then, some photos from today including Ponferrada, the home of the Knights Templar and the Castillo de Los Templorias. Not so many to choose from today as 'someone' forgot to recharge their camera!

Big thank you to Helen, Sue, Marian, Libby, Phil, Ann and Martin for your comments and emails. Love hearing from you.

Lots of love
Jenny xx and Jill xx
La Osa Mayor, Casa Rural - about to sit down for dinner (courtesy of Jill and yummy local produce)


  1. Hi there

    There were lots of photos so not complaining about uncharged camera. All the best with the climb tomorrow. Don't think about it. Just have lots of conversation topics to cover and ones that make you smile and the time and walk will pass effortlessly. Take care of yourselves. xx

  2. Hi girls,
    Can't get over how you're powering through the K's, well done!
    I'll be thinking of you over the next few hard days, I'm sure those strong legs will see you through.
    Will look forward to reading about the progress.
    Lovely photos as always!!
    Stay safe & well

  3. And I thought you'd do less kms in this terrain. Bravo (in Spanish not so sure)! I can't tell you how much I'm living vicariously through your trip. Hope you're both having the time of your lives. Take care and all the best for the mountains. Aelwyn xoxo

  4. Wow! how different the terrain has become now, with those magnificent snow capped mountains looming ever closer. Go well as you tackle this new challenge.Keep well and rise to the challenge! We are all with you every step of the way.
    Great photos and wonderful commentary.Thanks from those followers at home.Love Lindy xx

  5. Love your blog Jill and Jenny? You have taken some really amazing photographs.

    Ed and steph

  6. We want to stay at parador de Leon, it looked incredible. Clever Martin booking you both a massage.

    Ed and Steph x x x

  7. We can't believe you don't have any blisters, due to all your great training. We are all good and had a garage sale in front of the house on Sunday with great success! We made 40 dollars. The kids loved it. They were selling toys to their friends and then Buying their toys from them.

    The kids can't believe you are still walking..... And all say to say 'go jill and Jenny.'

    Love ed and Steph and family

    We have a street party at our house on Sunday and will raise a