Tried an alpine start but the hostal guy didn't have record of us paying the night before so that debacle cost some time.
8ls to breakfast in Villafranca del Bierzo . Lovely town and had bacon and eggs in the plaza.
The rest of the day winds it's way up a long valley and you walk on or beside the road the whole way var a couple of little town diversions for sustenance
It was baking got by 10am so we staggered into Vega del Valcarce about 3pm and collapsed in a pension which was pretty average with cold shower but ok beds. This town lies under one of the many really high (100m) motorway bridges that seem to be all over ethos mountainous region.