We should call it a rest day for the backpacks rather than us, as we walked about 13 km around town. Not having a backpack definitely helped, though.
We started by going to the laundromat and then to the beach for lunch.
Gijon is having its Cider festival (Sidra Natural Festival) this week. All along the Austaria we have been watching people having Sidreria (the name of the poured drink). This is a fermented Apple Cider drink that is about 6% alcohol and supposedly tastes like a combination of beer and champagne. They pour it into a glass held at knee level while the bottle is above the head (see the pictures for the process). The custom is to share the same glass with others and only pour a few sips at a time.
Last night at the beach they had a goal of getting 8000 people to pour and drink Sideria, all at the same time, to create a Guinness book world record. We were at the sideline watching the attendance count rise.
After awhile we also decided to join the festival and be part of the record. That is when we met Leticia and her friends. She is a teacher who is from Gijon but currently works in Vigo teaching Chinese.
After the record was set, we went on to the other beach to listen to a folk music performance