Another sunny day, but it was still only about 19C. We left at 9:30am, but we had only 21km to do today. Out guide told us it was flat, but it was an uphill climb out of town. We had great views to the north of us.
It was about a 5km walk before we found a bar Judy could have a coffee, and we could have a break. It was a nice sunny position, where we could stay warm. We walked though little villages that mostly seemed to be running dairy cows. One village (Padornelo) that had three houses in it, one of which was empty.
We had a short steep walk up to a bar, and we found Franz, who we have been bumping into for weeks. The last time we saw him was the Leon Cathedral.
We stopped for lunch at another little dairy farming town Fonfria, where a woman was running a little cafe by herself. It was good food, clean, and shows how lots of people in other little spanish camino towns could make a living as well.
After Fonfria it was relatively flat to Biduedo, after that the dreaded downhill began. Judy has posted before about walking downhill, but let me remind you, its hard on the feet. Even with walking poles to lessen the shock, 7km continuously downhill is difficult.
We made it to Triacastela, finding on the outskirts a 800 year old chesnut tree. We made it at about 5pm. We found the restaurant in town that had the most people in it (others were empty), and had a Menu del Dia (menu of the day) for 10 Euros each, which was nice.