Cacabelos to O’Cebreiro

Day Seventy. 24.2 Miles, 39 Kilometers.

Written on June 28, 2012.

It wasn't very long after we left Cacabelos that we saw a Pilgrim walking toward us. His name is Francisco. He began his walk from Rome, Italy, walked to Santiago, Spain and is now walking back to Rome. I checked the mileage on google maps: 2,889 Miles, 4,660 Kilometers total round trip.

Francisco from Italy.

Sculptures on the way to Villafranca Del Bierzo.

It is not unusual to see a yard full of farm equipment in an area where crops are being grown. What is unusual to see is a yard with works of art in front of an art studio in farm country.

Finally!! I have a photo of the famous “Pilgrim Dog”. We have heard about him for several weeks. The estimate from many Pilgrims is that the dog has walked over 300 Kilometers. He seems to follow one or two persons at a time, then without warning chooses someone else to follow…..or maybe he is leading!


For a few days now he has been following a couple from Finland.

O'Cebreiro is a magical place. We wanted to stay here tonight so we kept walking until we reached this beautiful village at the “Galician Gateway”. We began walking this morning at 6:15 a.m. And arrived at 8:30 p.m.

Monks in front of the O'Cebreiro Iglesia.

A Galician palloza.

A traditional structure of this area built in the round with a straw roof.

As we entered O'Cebreiro we were greeted by Pilgrims, local residents and two monks!

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