This morning in Cacabelos we decided to walk only as far as Villafranca del Bierzo which we did. It is the town festival today and we wanted to enjoy a little break and attend a pilgrims mass. It was an almost 12 km walk in mostly rain and we are now enjoying the luxuries of a hotel. My legs and feet needed a break. Tomorrow we will bus forward to either Triacastela or Sarria. In order to Qualify for the Compestella you must walk the last 100 km into Santiago from Sarria. Purists who have walked from France might think the decision to stop for a day and make up the distance by bus is heresy, but as long as we walk the last 100 km it is good enough for the church.
We have to this point walked a little less than 150 km. 147 ish over 7 days. We will walk another 100 starting Monday. But today we rest.