We enjoyed our two bedroom apartment in Cadavedo. The included breakfast was only instant coffee and packaged cakes but it was nice to enjoy it in our little kitchen. One of our guide books said the walking would mostly be on asphalt along the highway so we pleasantly surprised that most of the walking was alone one lane roads or trails. The short day was nice and we arrived Luarca by 1:30pm and just before several rain showers came through. We checked in to the very nice and old Hotel Villa de Luarca where we got a "peregrino special" on a wonderful room. Dropped our gear asap and walked down the harbor where we had lunch a s waterfront sidreria. Steamed mussels, fried small squid with aioli, a mixed salad and two bottles of sidra (cider).
They brought a cool sidra pouring device to our table. The bottle has a tube inserted and the glass sits on a bracket at an angle, push the button and sidra is siphoned up and pours down into the glass - aerating the sidra. Custom is to only "pour" enough for a big swallow and drink immediately.
After lunch, back to our room to shower and enjoy a soak in our large tub - quite a luxury after walking. Now enjoying a glass of white wine after strolling around town waiting for restaurants to open - at 8pm or later. Since sunset is late 10pm (sunrise is 6:50am) it's been a bit easier to get used to dining late.
Cindy in front of the "apartmento" where we spent the night in Cadavedo
View from our apartmento - ocean in distance
Much of the day was on trails and lanes - sometime the trails were a bit muddy.
Abandoned granary along the path
Late morning snack. Two small sandwiches and two cafe's for 6 euros.
Camino marker and ocean in background
Our first view of Luarca's harbor as we descend into town.
Our very nice room at Hotel Villa de Luarca
Cool sidra (cider) pouring device. The glass sits on a bracket at an angle, push the button and sidra is siphoned up and pours down into the glass - aerating the sidra. Custom is to only "pour" enough for a big swallow and drink immediately.
Plate of Chipirones Fritos and aioli. We also had steamed mussels and "ensalata mixta" plus two bottles of sidra!
View of the harbor in Luarca
Our hotel is the building in the middle