Another nice day for walking.
The walk was steadily but not precipitously uphill. We could see distant snow and finally found some.
Foncebadón is a village dating back a thousand years, that was completely abandoned until the Camino popularity brought life back. It has a bit of a base camp atmosphere because it exists only to accommodate pilgrims who will soon reach the highest point on the Camino – the Cruz de Ferro at 1505 m.
Albergue Monte Irago has a curious atmosphere. There used to be yoga sessions offered but I didn’t see any evidence of it happening now.
We took a private room but with shared bath. The room had a sturdy double bed size platform about 3 feet off the ground, and another mattress on the floor underneath.
Dinner was excellent – paella and a yummy non-Spanish salad.