Molinaseca, Ponfereada, Trabadelo and on to Cebreiro

I'm standing on Puente de Perregrinos, a medieval bridge that leads pilgrims into the historic pueblo of Molinaseca. My spiritual nature sends my eyes downstream into the riffles and channels looking for trout feeding lanes. 

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Deep into the Bierzo wine region we found a refuge in Fuentes Nuevas, restaurante La Casona. The white tablecloth meal took local ingredients to a delightful space where I could relax and savor the flavor a of the meal and the vino tinto. Another great wine & foodie region.

Turbot with lemon based sauce served with sautéed potatoes and pimentos. 

Turbot with lemon based sauce served with sautéed potatoes and pimentos. 

Ensalada mixta with local cheese, lomo, olives and more. 

Ensalada mixta with local cheese, lomo, olives and more. 

Another classic vineyard pose.  The vineyards are small and checkerboarded with canola and wheat fields. 

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We have been following Spring by the day. Wildflowers have been stunning as are the views around every turn in the road.

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Walking through a chestnut grove. I haven't seen any flour or baked chestnut pastries or breads.  

Walking through a chestnut grove. I haven't seen any flour or baked chestnut pastries or breads.  

This sunny morning came after a rainy night at Albergue El Serbal y la Luna. Metta, the woman out front, is Danish and became a good friend over the next week.  She eventually moved beyond us and we remain in touch via email.  

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