In yesterday’s posting, Navia to Tapia de Casariego, I started what I am calling Pro Tips. A Camino pro tip is something that we have discovered that gives us comfort or find very useful. Pro Tip #1 yesterday was: How to dry socks and shoes. Pro Tip #2 was: Start your day with your favorite beverage.
Today was my kind of walking day…..rain! Just enough rain to get wet but not enough to be miserable. This is the first Camino Vern and I have walked with such little rain. When researching the weather conditions in Northern Spain it was always the same forecast: unpredictable! Today smelled fresh and all the colors became more vibrant!
Last night we stayed in Cadavedo at Apartamentos el Oligo. In my opinion, we had a long and hard day of walking. The Apartment was perfect for the four of us. We were able to cook in the kitchen and there was a washing machine! After many days of hand washing it was time for a good machine washing. Our Hosts made sure we had everything we needed…..even a Translator…thanks Sofía for enjoyable conversation all around!
As I was looking through the photos that were taken today I saw something that interested me. While walking Lisa had taken a photo of a Camino Way Marker with a snail on it. Some time later Vern took the same photo!
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Yesterday morning Vern knew that he had moved in such a way that had hurt his back. He proceeded to keep going, doing the best he could. He completed the entire walk of 12.1 Miles. Today he decided to take a recovery day in Soto de Luiña. I proceeded to make an arrangement to get us to Soto de Luiña. It wasn’t long before we were on our way. When we arrived our room was ready! Thank you Apartamentos La Hortona!
Lisa and Rhonda walked the Camino and I saw them when they arrived! The following photos are from their 12.6 Mile walk today:
Today we walked many miles without a Bar for coffee and orange juice or even a Kool-Aid Stand, we walked and walked and finally found a cafe. We all kept walking until we got to our Lodging. We signed up for dinner when we checked in. We were told that dinner would be served at 8:30 pm unless we need to have it earlier. We asked for a 7 pm dinner. By the time we went downstairs for dinner we were hungry! We were the only people in the restaurant and the food was prepared by a very talented Chef. We all seemed to have gotten food that we loved!! A great meal experience and time together.
Philip Andrew Irons was an American professional surfer. Irons began surfing with his brother Bruce on the shallow and dangerous waves of Kauai, Hawaii, before being spotted by a local surfboard brand and flown to North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, to compete and develop his skill.
Today we chose to walk fewer miles/kilometers. Lisa and Rhonda walked the Coastal Route. Vern and I walked the Camino Route. We met at our Lodging in Salinas. We are in what I would call a laid back, casual Surf House. David and Nicholas helped us to our rooms and let us know where to find them. We have a partial view of the ocean. It is beautiful here.
Wow, we need a day off! A good opportunity to take care of any shopping, banking, washing clothes, etc. We have noticed that we are not sometimes joined in elevators. May be time to properly wash our clothes😀 Villaviciosa is a good town to spend a day in. We get on the Camino tomorrow.