We were woken up at 06.00 by a group of loud spanish men, so we had an early breakfast.
The hostel had left out a roll, tiny cake and lollipop for each for us, which wasn't all that much,
but we all enjoyed breakfast together anyway.
We set off cross country down to Vega beach, where we spent some time looking for dinosaur footprints
and trying to smash rocks together for crystal or fossils.
From there, there was a river blocking the way along the beach,
so we followed the camino up a medieval road to the clifftops.
The path wound around the cliffs an then down to La Espasa, where we had a snack
at some windswept picnic tables, and then walked along the esplanade
looking at the tourists having drinks behind glass screens.
We continued along a Roman road, with an interesting set of narrow, parallel
walkways over a stream. Arriving in Colunga, we found the hotel
we had planned to stay in, which was not ideal, not having breakfast or clothes-washing
facilities, but we decided to stop anyway, and Sue managed to wash some clothes
in the hand basin.
We then had a decious and filling meal in the hotel bar, a local delicacy consisting of broad
bean stew with sausage meat and bacon, accompanied
by a tuna, olive and tomato salad and a bottle of the local cider.
(Our host demonstrated the traditional way of pouring cider in order to aerate it.
Quite a lot ended up on the floor!)