After spending a day and a half in the medieval town and among the Paleolithic art, it was now time for us to move out of the past and into our future.
The sun mixed with the ocean breeze were a good combination, and we would have been happy to pause and enjoy them if we had only had another 5 km to go. However, we needed to go another 10+ km more, with hills, before we could stop.
After 23 km, we reached Comillas, our planned destination for the day. Tired and hungry, we were hoping to settle down but no such luck. The alburgue was full, and the 7+ pensions, hostels, and hotels that I checked were all “completo” (full). The fellow behind the counter at the albergue said the whole town was “completo.”
Fortunately a lady was sitting at the alburgue, with an offer to stay at her house for a reasonable price. I was not about to walk around town for another hour looking for a place, so we accepted. Turns out she has a clean and well-furnished bedroom in a nice apartment complex, and we are happy and fortunate to be off our feet.