I left before sunrise and made my way down the mountain tracks to Molinaseca with a romanesque bridge where I stopped for breakfast. The next section to Ponferrada is semi urban. Ponferrada with its 12th century castle built by the Knights Templar is the last major city before Santiago.
From Ponferrada I am walking through the beautiful wine growing region of Bierzo before reaching my destination of Villafranca not realising that I had walked 40 kilometres ( 25 miles ) since I had started this morning.
Enjoyed a supper of paella and local red wine.