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!

Luarca To Navia

Day 31

11.3 Miles, 18.2 K

Walked & Written On May 23, 2022

“Nancy Is On Her Way, She Always Makes It”(Message delivered to Vern Over the past Caminos)
Classic Spanish Home On The Way To Navia
Unique Way Marker
Lisa & Rhonda On The Way To Navia
A Lot Of Beauty Grows Out Of Ruins (This photo and the next few taken by Lisa)
Rhonda Walking Below A Major Highway
A St. James Tribute
A Stormy Sky
One Of Many Churches On The Way
Pilgrim Symbol
The Daily Lisa & Rhonda Selfie (This photo and next photos taken by Rhonda)
Lisa Pointing Out Another Variety Of Beautiful Flowers In Spain
Unusual And Stunning
Nancy & Vern Walking Down A Rock Bed. Vern Wearing His Rain Poncho.

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!

Cadavedo To Luarca

Day 30

11.3 Miles, 18.2 K.

Walked & Written On May 22, 2022

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!

“Maybe One Day The Snail Will Reach Santiago de Compostela”. Quote & Photo by Lisa.
Vern’s Photo A While Later. Is This Well Documented Data Or Nancy With A Lot Of Time To Think??
139 Miles Left To Santiago de Compostela (Photos By Lisa)
On The Trail Reminder Brought To You By Rhonda & Lisa!
Rhonda Seems To Find A New Variety (To Me) Of Flower Every Day!
First Glimpse Of The Luarca Port (Photo By Vern)
Nancy & Vern In Luarca (Photo By Lisa)

A note to family, friends, supporters, and followers. For you to take time to view, like or comment on our postings means a lot. We love to share our daily walk with you. Many times the content, (photos and descriptions), depends on the level of exhaustion or energy that we may have at the end of the day. You inspire us to take the time to post a daily entry. Thank you for joining us on the Camino del Norte!

Soto de Luiña To Cadavedo

Day 29

15.2 Miles, 24.5 K

Walked & Written On May 21, 2022.

Today we walked up and down along the Coastal Route. Up a steep hillside, down into a canyon, again and again. We then made it to Cadavedo along a road which was not well traveled.

Nancy Was Done With Climbing Up Mountainsides. (Photo By Vern)
Nancy Coming Out Of A Long Dark Tunnel. (Photo By Vern)
Rhonda On The Way To Cadavedo (This photo and the next few by Lisa)
This Is The Way ➡️
“Curb Appeal”
One Of The Nicest Paths Today
Rhonda Found A Kiwi Fruit & Tree In The Forest
A Pilgrim Sacred Space
Vern, Nancy & Lisa Moving Along To Cadavedo. ( Photo by Rhonda)
Vern & Nancy From A Previous Day. Thanks Lisa!

Typical Pilgrim Day For Us:

Walk, Rest Stops, Destination, Shower, Wash Clothes, Possibly Nap, Eat Dinner, Sleep, Repeat.

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.

Rest Day In Villaviciosa

Day 24

Written On May 16, 2022

Thanks Rhonda For More Beautiful Flowers And Some Photos From Yesterday.
Lisa In A Beautiful Archway
Going The Right Way!
Lisa Celebrating The End Of A Hard Day
We Are Living It Up In Our Own Apartment. Photo by Vern.
A Washer And Dryer Combination In The Kitchen. Photo by Vern

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.

Colunga To Villaviciosa

Day 23

13 Miles, 20.9 K

Walked & Written On May 15, 2022

A Giant Fish At A Cafe In Vega
A Tiny House On The Way Today
A Sacred Space
Nancy’s Companion
Made It To The Top Of The Ridge
Heart Tree (This Photo and The Next Few Taken By Lisa)
A Church On The Way To Villaviciosa
Beautiful Statue Of Mary
Rhonda’s Passion!
Vern & Rhonda On The Way To Villaviciosa
Color Unlimited
The Way To Casablanca?

Today was a hot, humid walk. Lots of hills and beautiful country side. We are anxious to get to Villaviciosa where we will spend two nights, taking a rest day. We have clothes to wash and plans to make.

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❤️