It was great to see the sun when I got out of bed in O’Cebreiro this morning! Was finally able to get some great pictures of this ancient village and surrounding landscape.
As of yesterday, I am now officially in the Galacia region which has has some distinct Celtic influences. My walk to Triacastela was fairly easy today. I had a little bit of climbing but the trek was mostly downhill.
On the way down from the heights of O’Cebreiro, I passed by the Monumento do Peregrino (pilgrim monument) on a peak with a nice vista. As I continued walking, I was reminded of a point I made on Day 2 regarding the Camino as an easement. Pilgrims encountered cows at several points on the trail today as farmers were driving small herds between paddocks. At one point, a group of us was compelled to yield the right-of-way to a tractor heading in the opposite direction on the trail.
I am now the small village of Triacastela and tomorrow I head to Sarria which is a popular starting point for pilgrims seeking earn the “Compostela” certificate with the shortest possible to Santiago.