Day 33 - Ruitelan to Biduedo

Date: June 6, 2015

Location: From: Ruitelan To: Biduedo

Mileage: 23.9 km

Weather: Beautiful blue skies and cool breezes early and warmer later in the morning

Temperature: In the 60s° F at 5:30 a.m. and 72° F at 5:30 p.m. and then 61° F at 7:00 p.m.

Lodging and Cost: Hostel Casa Quiroga - 35€

GPS Location: ’42.742942” N and ’ -7.178091” W

Highlights: Views from O’Cebreiro, beautiful views from O’Cebreiro to the Hostel

Summary of the Day:

I woke up at 4:00 this morning, but didn’t get up until 4:50 and finished packing up and was ready to leave at 5:30 with Ross and Athenia. We wanted to hit O'Cebreiro early. It was a nice cool morning even though I was wearing a short sleeve shirt. It seemed like we hit the peak in hardly anytime. It was so beautiful going up that you couldn’t stop looking at the views off to the valley below. There were a lot of people doing the same thing that we were doing. I guess everybody wanted to see the sunrise. There was still a lot of full moon left in the sky and the sun was breaking over in the eastern sky as well. From the top you could look down and see a sea of fog below. It was slow to burn off and for that matter we had come down off the top and were already over to Hospital de la Condesa and still saw fog down below.

By the time I had gotten to Aldo do Polo it was down right hot and Athenia was really starting to feel the heat. She appears to suffer badly from the heat so that’s the reason they like to leave early. I just like to leave early and I’m glad they do too. I really enjoy their company and conversation. They are fun to be with. We finally got to the Hostel in Biduedo around 12:45, but we had stopped back up on O’Cebrereiro and looked around the gift shop for a little while and also made two Café con Leche stops along the way, which were not only wanted but badly needed. When we got checked into the Hostel we got cleaned up and went back up to the little Bar/café and had a cold beer to help cool off. After the little socializing it was time to do the domestic chores of washing up the clothes.

As the day passed I noticed that the temperatures were dropping and I needed my light weight fleece shirt and socks back on and the heat was on in the rooms. Tonight's dinner wasn’t anything special to “write home about," so to speak, but it was pretty good. I had a beef steak with, but what else but French fries. It was pretty good and the first course was the Galician soup, which was pretty good. It wasn’t as good as the squash soup of last night though, but good, and for the desert I finally got my Flan, yeah! After our dinner everybody seemed to head back to there room and start to prepare for tomorrow and go to bed, which is what I’ve done and now will head on off to bed myself. So on that note I will say good night and… Buen Camino.

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