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Walking through a Blizzard in O Cebreiro

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Is there some reason they shouldn't just stay where they are until the weather clears?
I mean walking in a blizzard doesn't sound safe?


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I have just read their next account of coming downhill to Tricastela. It should be compulsory reading for everyone thinking of a winter pilgrimage I think!!! A few excerpts:

"So today was probably the most miserable weather yet. All day it snowed, maybe an inch an hour on top of the foot plus we had already. The plow trucks were coming regularly so that helped. We got to know the two drivers very well.

Most of the day we spent staring at the road with our heads hunched over from the intense wind. If we looked up for a moment our eyelashes would freeze. It was pretty hard core.".........

"After about 4 hours and 13 km we got pretty sick of the whole thing. We had passed the two high points and were going down, but the weather seemed to be getting worse. So we gave up and decided to try and hitchhike if we saw any cars.

The first one we saw was a nice SUV with a warm looking fellow inside. We both stopped, thumbs out, and watched him drive smoothly by. Justin got a bit angry and hoped for him to get stuck in the snow.

Low and be hold, 15 minutes later we see him stuck in a snow bank looking a bit sheepish. We spent a while trying to help him with no success. Another young couple stopped to help as well, but still no luck. The young couple was very nice and drove us the last 9 km. Hooray!!"

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