Don't follow the arrows.June 17 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C
Sometimes you can get obsessed with following the official Camino. Sometimes it's better to get off the beaten path. Today I went AWOL.
I was still exhausted from yesterday and I didn't want to go down any more gullies. So I decided to just follow the road as it didn't go down as far into the gullies and had much gentler gradients than the official Camino. It worked beautifully. The road was so quiet and easy to walk on. I walked 8 km to Cadavedo and only 2 cars came from the opposite direction and 6 from the same direction. And 1 of those fake tourist trains. I've got no idea where it was going. I resolved I was going to have an easy day and catch the local train back to Cudillero, a fishing village I'd missed. Then catch it back tomorrow to continue walking. I also wanted to catch the train as it weaved in and out of valleys and towns I hadn't been to. There's only 2 trains a day so I made sure I was at the station at Cadavedo at precisely 1.18. I had my camera all lined up to take a photo of the train arriving by the station house. Then a replacement bus pulls up. Oh well. It still got me there. Cudillero is very cute and they know it. It's down a deep gully like those I climbed yesterday. It's getting very touristy but it's still a real fishing village and the seafood is delicious. The accommodation is also expensive. So I went back up the hill to Muros de Nalòn, where I'd been before. I found a lovely hostel with great views. ( and some English speakers).Read more