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Travel Blogs from Barro
... the sun beating down on it.
San Vicente looks like a lovely little town, so it's a shame we won't be able to see more of it, but we're making as much progress as we can while the wind's in our favour. Our fridge isn't working at the moment, so we're hot-footing it to A Coruna as quickly as we can so we can get it fixed. Besides, the weather will improve still further once we round the north west corner of Spain.
16/5.Another day, another mountain. After another lovely drive through valleys and narrow mountain roads arrived at our Parador de Fuente de in the Picos de Europa. Even Guy was surprised by these mountains. - huge rock faces - not much vegetation - snow still on the high peaks- but so majestic you couldn't take your eyes off them. Settled in to another rather luxurious room and took off to the cable car before dark. Cable car goes straight up for 700 mtrs - a bit scary ...
... the Wifi internet resulted in a comical scenario in their Reception with the Simpson's (in Spanish) on the TV at a loud volume, many hand gestures from both sides, rapid-fire Spanish and two very puzzled Aussie travellers. They decided to call in some help in the form of a chap who had spent 8 years in Melbourne and he proved to be a god-send as he not only assisted in accessing the internet but was a wealth of information regarding local walks etc. On ...
In 1996 we were in the northern slopes of the Picos de Europa, but we were not prepared to drive a caravan into these superb mountains in the borderland of Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla y León. Getting there from Burgos requires a climb over a 1350 meter pass with a steep slope going down to the valley of Potes, the main point of departure for explorations of ...
... hadn’t ever been asked before and had no official procedure, so after a bit of chin scratching they said yes, no problem, and we could use them for free. They were very nice showers in the middle of a large wooded area leading to a sandy beach, reserved for users of the resort. Very close to the resort was an aire that unusually for France, charged per night, 13 Euros. We declined the offer and parked in the car park right next to the aire for free. We were baffled as to ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking