I had the pleasure of spending some time with Vira last Sunday in Monforte de Lemos. We took her on the wine tour which, even though she does not partake, was an excellent introduction (historical, geographical and cultural) to what she would be coming across in the Ribeira Sacra during the following days.
I told the reporter he missed @Charrito , a true Invierno expert, by mere hours.
But it gives a sense of how pilgrims are received on the Invierno, as opposed to the freeway that is the Frances (or now also the Portugues). Walk this camino soon, everyone, because the solitude of the old way will not last forever.
Edit - @Charrito posted at the same time...such a gentleman, and wonderful being. Thank you, for generously coaxing me to an exhibit that I thought would be only about wine, but wasn't. And for much more,@Charrito . A perfect Invierno ambassador.