Samantha and I walked together to the Iron Cross. From there her and our friend Maria took a taxi to Molinaseca and walked from there.
I took an all out day and walked the full 33km, jumping down the mountain like a mountain goat. One or 2 potential blisters came up, let's see if they develop tomorrow.
Shamanic fact: Everyone put's something at the 'Iron Cross' on the Camino, either a stone or something else. The stone will represent something which is ready to come off the shoulders, a sorrow, a life pattern, anything, different from person to person. I got the message to do something more, I choose to put a stone also but, I made it a portal stone, and then I did something I have not done before, I named it 'Stone linking'. Mother Earth told me that the amount of heavy stuff being dumped at the Iron cross is so great that some dispersing would be welcome. So a bit after the cross I picked up another stone and created an aka chord to my portal stone, giving Mother Earth another point to absorb from. That I repeated several times down the mountain, and the chain is not finished yet. Just a bit of inspiration, perhaps someone can use this technique for other purposes too.
Facts: - Warm today 33 C - Albergue Alexa in Ponferrada is very good, only 18 beds so prebooking is advised. The food is good, and the bunk beds and rooms are some of the best we have seen.