Spent the night at a Parish Albergue in Hospital de Orbigo. This was a first for me. The priest oversees all activities and says mass at 8:00 each night. All the work is done by Spanish speaking seminarians that are sent here to help and Hungarian Spanish speakers who volunteer two weeks at a time. Perhaps y’all will consider flying to Spain for a couple weeks to live in some no name town cleaning toilets and making beds. Any takers?
I rose early as in my custom and started walking in the dark at 6. Covered the 26 km past Astorga and on to Santa Catalina de Somoza. Astorga has a magnificent cathedral and a building known as the bishops house designed by Gaudi of Barcelona fame. Astorga sits on a hill surrounded by hills. As I crested the top of the last hill at 8 something, the sun broke over my shoulder to light up the city and the cross that overlooks it. This is the scene I captured.