Tapia de Casariego To Ribadeo

Day 33

8.9 Miles, 14.3 K

Walked & Written On May 25, 2022

A Church In Tapia And It Is Open!! (This Photo & The Next Few By Nancy)
Leaving Tapia With An Ocean View
Can’t Sneak Up On Me!
Playa de Penarronda
Popular Surf Spot ⬆️
Water Tower On The Way To Ribadeo
Port Of Ribadeo (Photo By Vern)
Nancy On The way To Ribadeo (Photo By Vern)
Rhonda With Lourdes Who Left Madrid And The “Hamster Wheel”, Lourdes Found A Happy Life In Ribadeo. (This Photo & The Next Few By Lisa)
Chapel Above. A Surf Spot
Nancy & Vern On The Way To Ribadeo
Rhonda Leaving The Penarronda Surf Spot
I Thought We Were Walking
Wisdom In A Bar
Simply Beautiful (This Photo And A Few More By Rhonda)
Flower With A Visitor
Good Job Lisa!!
Otto, Where Is Your Motorcycle?
Camino Art Work!

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.

Pro Tip #3: Order Your Favorite Food. My Favorite Food In Spain Is Pimientos de Padrón!

Navia To Tapia de Casariego

Day 32

13.4 Miles, 21.6 K

Written & Walked On May 24, 2022

Pro Tip 1: Great Way To Dry Shoes And Socks At The Same Time!
A Statue On The Way Out Of Navia
Most Of The Way Today was Roads.
Camino Water Fountain. (This photo and the next few taken by Lisa)
Beautiful Sitting Area!
Creative Pot Planting.
Vern, Nancy & Rhonda On The Way To Tapia
Way Markers For The French Way & The Camino de Santiago
Near Tapia de Casariego
Camino Team 2022! (Lisa, Vern, Nancy & Rhonda)
Pro Tip 2: This Is How Lisa & Vern Start Their Day! Rhonda Chooses Tea And I Choose Decaf. (This photo and the next few by Rhonda).
We Had To Cross The Tracks Today.
Daily Lisa Surrounded By Flowers Photo!
Not Far From Tapia!

Vern and I want to thank Rhonda and Lisa for all of their hard work and hours put into finding our next beds! It is not an easy task and they do a great job!

Salinas To Muros de Nalón

Day 27

12.1 Miles, 19.5 K

Walked & Written On May 19, 2022

Lisa “Riding A Wave” In Salinas! (Photo by Rhonda)
Nancy & Vern’s First Selfie On The Way To Muros de Nalón
Interesting Mural On A Building On The Way (Photo And The Next Several Photos By Rhonda)
Way Markers Come In Many Forms
Rhonda Always On The Lookout For Beauty!
Beauty In Many Forms
Can We Eat These Lisa?
American Pop Culture In Spain
Not Far From Muros de Nalón (Photo By Vern)
Camino Marker In The Sky (This Photo And The Next Few By Lisa)
A Sacred Space
Art On A Roof Tile
Beautiful Pond
All Signs Lead To Santiago!

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.

Gijón To Salinas

Day 26

6.8 Miles, 10.9 K

Walked & Written On May 18, 2022

Storage Hut At Alamar Salinas Surf House, Salinas, Spain
The Backyard At The Surf School
Metal Sculpture Near Salinas Beach
Nicholas Of Alamar Surf House and Rhonda (This Photo And The Next Photos Taken By Lisa)
Rhonda At La Luna Beach Cafe
Andy Irons

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.

Lighthouse In The Distance At Salinas Beach
“Buen Camino“, the Pilgrim Greeting Heard Many Times Per Day
Wow, Rhonda At The End Of The World?

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.

Ribadesella To Colunga

Day 22

8.7 Miles, 14.0 K

Walked & Written On 5/14/22

Vern Checking Out Cities, Towns And Villages On A Fence
1 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way

2 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way

3 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way
4 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way
5 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way
6 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way
7 of 7 Paintings On A Home On The Way
A Painting On A Wall On The Way Out Of The Village
Animal Therapy For Vern. (This photo and following photos by Lisa).
Rhonda Just Before A Climb Out Of The Village
Lots And Lots Of Mud Today
Definitely A Cross Roads
Great Art Work In This Part Of Spain
An Unique Way Marker
A Fixer Upper

Today there was a lot to look at and enjoy: the art work, the coast, the hills, the animals and many more Pilgrims. After many miles of walking on the road we decided to take a bus for a couple of miles to our destination. We were ready!

Nueva de Llanes To Ribadesella

Day 21

9.4 Miles, 15.1 K

Walked on May 13, 2022

Written On May 13th

HALF WAY TO SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA. We had seen a sign on the way to Nueva de Llanes that marked the halfway point to Santiago! We are making progress!

Ready For Breakfast At Hotel Casa de Indianos Don Tomás In Nueva de Llanes. This photo and the next few photos taken by Nancy.
Granddaughter of Don Tomás, Vern and Lisa
An Unique Camino Marker and Vern
A Quiet Chapel On a Dirt Path
An Ornate Electrical Box On The Way to Ribadesella
Simply Elegant
Nancy Leaving The Chapel. Photo by Vern
See Next Photo
Escalera de Colores
Flower Pot People in The Windows. This Photo And The Next Several Photos By Lisa.
Nancy And Vern Taking A Break

Nancy Knocking On Church Door. “Let Me in”
Colorful Homes On The Way To Ribadesella
Stone Resident Marker
Works Of Art Rocks!!
Pilgrim Rock!

The weather was on the cooler side, a chance of rain. A great day for walking and lots of beauty on the way! We planned a shorter day today to take care of body, mind and soul❤️