August was pretty brisk as well. Had to don my poncho heading up into the hills due to the rain, wind, and drizzly mist. O'Cebreiro was so fogbound it was like something out of a Hammer movie - I expected to see Peter Cushing chasing Christopher Lee around with a wooden stake ;-) And walking down the road in that drizzly fog was kind of scary due to the cars speeding by. I had to stop for a hot meal at one bar, and some cafe con cognac in another, just to get warm and keep my energy level up.
I just noticed their HUGE backpacks......but they all seemed young and obviously weather-wise needed warm thicker bulkier clothing. Were they just talking about how cold it was etc... ?? What did the older woman say........ NOT that she was old and NOT that I didn't understand I just missed a few words here and there