Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 9 (9/27) - Los Arcos to Viana (18.6km)

Up and grabbed nice breakfast at bar in the church plaza (cafe con leche and tortilla for me and cafe Americano and pastry for Cindy) and hit the trail at 7:30am. FYI - The Spanish, "tortilla" is more like a crustless quiche, eggs and sliced cooked potatoes and baked in a pie pan. Very nice!

Temperature was comfortable but a bit humid and we made good time, reaching Vianna between 1 & 2pm. We could have walked further but this will work out for tomorrow's planned destination in 20km from here. Found a cute private alberge just into town and the lady at the registration desk was so friendly that we decided to stay there even though we are in a room with 4 bunkbeds - could not get the usual double room.. Walked into town and had pilgrim menu that included a bottle of red wine - 9 euro apiece so a good value. Back to room and had nice siesta. Walked back uptown to get groceries - stores were closed from mid-afternoon to 5pm due to siesta and bought groceries to make nice salad for dinner. Spent 7 euro for lettuce, tuna, olives, tomatoes, garbanzo beans plus a bottle of nice inexpensive wine. Went back to alberge and had dinner, shared with Susannah, a nice young woman from New Zealand.

Location:Viana, Spain

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