DAY 15 (Sept. 31st. 2012) Unquera to Poo 26kms

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Blow holes and wild goats – The sun shines on us today.

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Fortified by the usual breakfast we ascend to the first village to get a stamp and buy provisions.

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This is an important place with elaborate INDIANA style houses. Lots of fine woodwork and fussy balconies.

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The route takes us down through a deep valley and we have to suffer some busy road walking for a while until we can branch off to the sea where we follow the cliffs and beaches.

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We see blowholes, wild goats and a many rugged coves and we enjoy our lunch on a beach. This is wonderful walking and there are many stops for photos and to admire the view so progress is quite slow.

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We eventually reach Llanes and make the decision to walk on. We have nowhere booked but take a chance in Poo when we see a sign for a casa rural which looks closed for the season. A little old boy pokes his nose through a little grill in the door and he must like the look of us because he opens up and offers us a little twin room which is neat and tidy and clean and certainly comfortable enough.

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We have eaten most of our provisions and make our way down to the coast where we find a bar/hotel.

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Again it looks closed but the woman in charge takes pity on us and brings us out a tapas of meats, blue cheese, anchovies and bread that we enjoy as the sun sets over the bay on a receding tide. Bliss. Despite our lack of organisation the Camino has provided for us.

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We make plans for a longish walk tomorrow to RIBADSELLA and Mike insists on booking the accommodation in advance this time to avoid the anxieties of not knowing where we are going to sleep. Secure in this advance planning we head back to our little room and sleep.

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