My night in the Aubergue has not been good. The dormitory was quite noisy and I found I was making most of it…very embarrassing. Everyone gets up early – they are so keen. So I get up with them and am on the road before 8.00am – which is my normal waking time. However it does have the benefit of being cooler, so I steam along the route, occasionally passing walkers from the Aubergue who have got up even earlier.
The route turns out to be really good – lots of off road and some steep ascents and descents. At Buelna I drop in at the local Albergue seeking coffee and cake, and the lady there suggests a different route from the standard one, which follows the coast more closely and is off-road. I take her advice and have a lovely ride for about 15km long coastal paths with great views and some short but steep ascents and descents. The views are spectacular.
I have got my timing better today, and together with the early start means I arrive at Celorio in time for lunch and some time at the beach.
While I am here there is a festival on (not sure what for) with lots of traditional dress and, of all things, bagpipes! Check this out.
I am going home in a few days for a family holiday, so will stay at Celorio to maintain and pack the bike. This will be my last blog until I resume my trip in mid August.