This morning it was time to climb to the Cruz de Ferro. Last time the mist was so thick I could barely see it, but today there was just some drizzly rain. It´s at about 1500m, so quite high altitude really. Once I got there we were exposed to the wind, so I grabbed out my little woollen hat and pulled on my polyprops. Carrying them wasn't a waste after all!
I loved the whole mountain walk today. Lots of schist underfoot, and many beautiful alpine plants. Though there was some mist around, I also got to see many of the surrounding mountains this time. Actually felt quite at home, as the conditions were very much like typical New Zealand tramping weather. And given that we were at 1500m, the conditions were quite benign really.
Slipped in some loose shingle at the entrance to the village of El Acebo- foot went right under me- amazing I never broke it really. St Jacques looking after me again.
Weather quite different after our 1000m descent- sunny and needed my sunhat here in Molinaseca. Time for dinner now. Am ravenous after that 26km of mountain exertion!