What a wonderful time we had at Fali’s Albergue de Peregrinos in Muros de Nalon last night. Rafael (our hospitalero) barbecued beef, ribs, wieners, and chicken to go with a mixed veggie dish, baked potatoes and vino tinto. There were at least six countries around the kitchen table: Holland, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, and Canada. Not everyone spoke English but communication wasn’t a problem.
We along with two of our roommates were the last to leave this morning but our destination (Soto de Luina) was only supposed to be 15 km away. According to our Relive app we went 19 km. We didn’t get lost and we didn’t go THAT far out of our way looking for a place to have lunch. Strange!
We were enveloped with the scent of eucalyptus all day. Most of the trees were spindly with ragged, peeling bark. We came across huge bundles of eucalyptus stacked up, for what purpose we haven’t a clue. Simply firewood?
In one pretty little hamlet (Pito) we saw some beautiful, huge (gum?) trees. By the way, Pito has only 95 residents and is considered the Versailles of Asturias. It has magnificent buildings for a very small place.
Dave would have been a whole lot happier if today’s route took us closer to the ocean. At least we found a great place to have lunch overlooking the beach at El Rellayo. Our cerveza con limon and sandwich were more expensive than usual but the view and the sound of crashing waves were worth every euro.
Last night’s accommodation at the albergue and tonight’s hotel are as different as night and day, but that’s the way Dave and I like to do it: mix and match. We love the elegant Hotel Valle Las Luinas and the view from our balcony.