Day 1: Aviles to Salinas

Day 1: Aviles to Salinas

Dave and I couldn’t resist the aroma wafting out of a  beautiful bakery as we made our way to the bus depot in Oviedo this morning. Our yummy breakfast included a piece of cheesecake with our café con leche, freshly squeezed orange juice, and chicken empanadas! What a perfect way to start the day! 👍🏼 😋 

Then off we went to the bus station to catch a bus to Avilés. It was a 30-minute bus ride as opposed to two walking days. Definitely a good choice, especially when we saw the big, ugly  industrial area we would have had to walk past entering the city.

We met our first Camino Angel of the day on the short walk up from the bus depot to the Camino del Norte. She reached into her shopping bag and pulled out a package of fresh raspberries and offered us some. How often would such a thing happen at home? Our second Camino Angel helped us when we got lost on the way to Salinas. He walked out of his way about a kilometer to set us on the right path. That’s also something that probably wouldn’t happen at home.

What should have been a five kilometre walk turned out to be more like seven, but we finally made it here to Salinas, a beachside town famous for surfing.


The charming little Castillo de Gauzon Hotel in Salinas is a perfect example of how you can’t tell a book by its cover. The outside it’s nothing to write home about but the inside is so sweet. Art Deco maybe?

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