We started the day with a hearty breakfast, including fresh orange juice made with oranges picked from the tree in the garden
by our friendly hostess.
Setting off, we noticed that the area had old wooden store houses on stone "mushrooms", similar to those in Valais in Switzerland.
The route was mainly cross- country, past some massive mansions, although there were traces of medieval pilgrim ways.
We also met a surprisingly friendly sheep dog, and were followed by the singing of a robin for some distance.
Ribadesella didn't seem all that interesting, and the tourist information was closed, as were most of the shops.
We did however meet an Australian couple again (see their blog in the links)
and had a hot chocolate on the esplanade before doing some shopping at a supermarket indicated by a green dinosaur;
the area is famous for fossil relics as well as prehistoric cave paintings.
We walked on to the Albergue at San Esteban de Leces, about 4km outside Ribadesella, opposite the church of the same name,
which was of course closed. There we met quite a few pilgrims from our earlier encounters, as well as some new ones.
One of them explained about the nearby cove with dinosaur footprints and rare stones and crystals, which we decided to visit
on our way out the following day.
We ate a simple but delicious meal put together by Sue in the tiny kitchen, and retired to bed.