We left the hostel fairly late, and wandered around in circles looking for the bus stop,
which turned out be very obvious when you knew that it had bus written in big letters on the road!
We took the bus 12 km over the first hill, from A Fonsagrada to Paradavella
and then started walking through the wooded hillsides on narrow paths and sunken roads
with only a brief ice-cream stop. This isolated bar looked like it survived only from pilgrims,
but did have the most spectacular view from the toilet facilities we had seen so far!
We came to another closed church, which according to the guide books
was worth a look inside, so we looked for someone with the key and eventually
found a friendly old man and his dog.
The dog played with Angus who still has the marks to show for it
(Angus, not the dog), and the man showed us the church, famous for its statue of
St. James, sword in hand on horseback.
From there, it was wide roads down to the pleasant hamlet of O Cadavo,
with its friendly grocery store, to stay at the Albergue San. Mateo, which clearly
had been grander in the past!