Day-145, Sep 13, Navia to Tapia de Casariega, Spain

First day in a long time I wore my pancho the entire 20 km (12.5 mi) during drizzling rain, but the good side was the absence of any steep climbs. Leaving Navia in the dark on a long gentle climb was the hardest, but a nice coffee break afterwards rewarded the effort.

I reached our albergue (donativo–donation only, which translates to about 5€) at about 12:30, while Bob beat me by an hour and he had already gone to the information office to get the key. We got settled and had the luxury again to have lunch as the big pilgrim’s meal at about 2:00 PM with lentil soup for course 1, fried sardines and salad for course 2, and rice and creamy milk for desert, along with wine–all for 10€ (about 11 USD).

The ocean view from the albergue is breathtaking as you can see from the posted pictures. The top picture is taken about 200 meters before reaching the albergue and the lower one just catches our building. It’s nearly 6:00 PM, and our 20-bed hostel still has 5 or 6 beds vacant.

1 Comment

  1. Joyce Summers — 09-15-2016 at 6:36 pm

    Though a drizzly day, it sounds like it was a good one. You are right. The ocean views are magnificent!