"Camino Blanco de Santiago"
Day 25 (October
30) was a 38 km walk from Mombuey to Puebla de Sanabria where for the first
time I actually thought about quitting or at least trying to get a
For the fourth day in a row I was faced with bitterly cold conditions....freezing temperatures and a headwind of 20-30 kph. It was cloudy and dark and periodically the rain would come down. If I had not been able to buy a pair of gloves in Calzadilla de la Tera the previous day I would have had to turn around. I really donīt have the clothing to handle these conditions. Everyone I meet talks about the unseasonably cold conditions (muy frios) and in fact in one of the bars I was watching the news and they were interviewing some peregrinos who were walking over one of the pases in about 15 cm of snow. The headline was "Camino Blanco de Santiago".
I decided not to have breakfast and coffee until Cernadilla about 8 km from the
start where my guidebook indicated that there was a bar. The bar was no longer
in operation and I had to walk another 9 km (about 2 hours) before I finally
found somewhere to warm up.