It seems like ages ago when we were complaining about the heat, but really it was just last week! What a relief it is to have cooler weather. This morning when we left Cadavedo the temperature was 18° and there was a breeze – perfect for hiking.
Yesterday the hospitalero at our hotel suggested we go out to Ermita Regalina to watch the sunset over the ocean. We didn’t go then, but headed out first thing this morning. The Ermitage with its beautiful setting is a “must see” at Cadavedo.
Today’s route took us through open farmland, small hamlets with distant ocean views. Fields of corn were ready for the picking. Cows were doing what they do, but always paid attention to passers-by like us.
It was late morning before we finally stopped for a bite to eat. Hooray! My new Spanish friends were there. We got a photo together and said “Hasta la vista,” but who knows if we’ll ever see them again. That’s the way of the Camino.
In Barcia, a few kilometres before Luarca, we came to an interesting, almost abandoned Moorish graveyard. It contains the remains of the Muslims who fell in the Spanish Civil War. A sign was posted with this reminder: “Those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat their mistakes.” (Paul Preston)
I Googled to find out about this graveyard and learned that there is a beautiful graveyard located on a promontory overlooking the Cantabrian Sea here in Luarca. It’s first on tomorrow’s agenda!
Speaking of views, we don’t have one this evening. We are on the first floor of a hotel and on a busy street. We can watch cars and people’s heads bobbing as they pass by. Too funny! 🤣