September 19: 19.1k - Coastal Route
Spain's beautiful coastline is rockier than Portugal's, so there is was no sandy beach walking today. We met up with the usual suspects from the US and Brazil:
Then the Aussies with their American friends:
That's the beauty of the Camino. Last year we met pilgrims from 32 countries.
We passed several fancy homes with pools, more modest villages and abandoned buildings.
We stopped for a lunch of Spanish Tortilla (potato omelet) and grilled squid. The restaurant was across from the Monestario de Oia XII.
There were farms right up to the ocean, horses, cows, sheep, goats and cornfields:
Sadly we said goodbye to Carolyn, Beth and Laura, as their route will change as Carolyn has to fly back for work. Hopefully we'll reunite in the Pacific NW.
We arrived at our little hotel late in the afternoon. There's a view of the ocean and built in entertainment - an African Grey parrot on the balcony across the street. Just hanging out while waiting until 9:00 for dinner.