Day 3: Muros de Nalon to Soto de Luina

Day 3: Muros de Nalon to Soto de Luina

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.

11 thoughts on “Day 3: Muros de Nalon to Soto de Luina

  1. Once again, beautiful dialogue and pictures Judy – makes us feel like we are right there with you. Love the updates. 😘

  2. We are all living vicariously through your wonderful adventure. Lucky you and lucky us! Thanks for sharing. The cat photo is everything!

    1. I’m so glad you’re on this journey with us, Marjorie. We’re not alone! 😆 it was funny how that cat posed so perfectly after hissing madly at another kitty. I was afraid it would scoot away before I got the photo.

  3. Hi Judy,
    I thought I recognized your albergue in Muros – we stayed there as well. We didn’t get the feast you had, but I do remember a very yummy, though more basic communal meal. And those beautiful gardens in El Pito! Wow!
    I’m so enjoying reliving some of these places with you!!

    1. I’m so glad you are enjoying reliving this journey with us, Toni! The hospitalero (Rafael) has only owned this albergue for two years. The previous owner is standing behind Rafael at the grill. He would have been the hospitalero when you stayed there.

  4. I love how you two change things up! I too am living vicariously through your great pictures and daily narrative.

    1. It is going really well, thanks. It’s fun to write about it before the emotions fade about things that happen, like feeling slightly panicked when the ferns are closing in. I never saw such high ones! 😳

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