Friday, 1 January 2010


Arrived in Triacastela safe after the most difficult day. The journey to Cebreiro took more than four hours from just before dawn. We woke to light snow but it deepened as we ascended. Visibility down to 50 mts. Could never have been done alone. No other pilgrims on the route all day. Snow drifts knee deep for the last 1.5 - 2 kms. The photos will show more. It was safe but very hard work - 20 paces and resting in places. The road to Triacastela was clear but after 12kms or so freezing mist and snow descended and light disintegrated. More dangerous and unpleasant than on the mountain. Two angels in the form of Antonio and Paloma stopped and gave us a lift. Will tell more later - need to recover!
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  1. Good to hear from you. Stay safe. You and all others on the Camino are in prayers - you'll be the intention at Mass in the morning,


  2. Glad you are safe! I know I have read of other pilgrims needing to be rescued by vehicle on the road down to Triacastela. Looking forward to the photos!