There were blue sky's until we we're nearly at the Albergue, then the sky opened. Hail and rain came down in buckets and suddenly we were once again in the wet as we tried to quickly don our rain gear. As we sheltered in a driveway against the rock a car pulled up and made room for the two wet pilgrims and drove us the two km down the road to the path to the Albergue. As they say "the Way Provides". Barb had motored ahead and had reached the Albergue before the rain started so she was there to greet us as we arrived.
The Albergue del Embalse de Alcántara is really special. At the end of a long gravel road down to the reservoir so a bit off the camino path, but it is very modern - it was built in 2009 - and as you can see from the pics the bunk rooms are on 2 levels so the uppers can be accessed directly. There were lockers and electrical charging posts built into the beds. Also a laundry service and a dryer if desired! Dryers are extremely rare - most people hang clothes to dry and there were lines available for those that preferred. The view from the front door and from the community room is superb! At only 16 EU including breakfast, it is a deal.
We all settled in for dinner and with a great bar with good red wine at only 1.60 EU there soon were a very happy bunch of Peregrinos ready to party hearty on Saturday night!
The view from the front of the Albergue is absolutely wonderful!
Hasty mañana amigos!