Last night I made a decision that I had no desire to walk 24 km today and no desire to see Longrona (an industrial town). I met two people about my age and we decided to take a taxi from Viana through part of Longrona and then walk 12.5 km to Navarette. Then I saw Mary, a woman I met at Corazon Puna and had seen a couple of times on the trail, and she decided to go with us. The 6:40 am taxi was 21 euros shared.
Mary and I arrived in Navarette at 10:30 we both had the same thought, “Let’s walk 7.5 km more and get to Ventosa.
We made it there by 12:10. The Albergue didn’t open until 1:00. This was my first experience with a line at the Albergue.