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Buen día a todo!
We had an excursion today to la cueva Soplao (a cave), Bárcena mayor, and Cabezón de la sal in Cantabria!
Today was the first time we had really driven through the countryside of Spain (aside from our drive to Santander from Madrid). We took some serious back roads to get to the Soplao and it was so beautiful and mountainous that it felt like I never left WV. When we finally got to the cave, we took a train to get to the inside of it. It ...
Good afternoon guys!
Today, we went on our third and last excursion with UIMP! It was bittersweet to say the least!
First, we went to the Soplao Caves. Unlike Altamira (excursion #1) this was more scenic and less historical. It was really cool to see all of the ice structures! Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed, but check out their website!
After touring the caves, we headed to Barcena Mayor to eat our ...
... with calves and foals, all with bells around their necks and in the case of the cows, bellowing their heads off, started descending on the town from all directions. What a spectacle! We didn't mind being held up for another hour or so. Apparently later in the day it all concludes with a ho-down (festa I think they call it here) in the streets of town. Not sure if the livestock gets to join in!
Finally got on our way again - down into another canyon valley - not ...
... park. We drive past hills covered with pink Erica, bare, jagged rocks hovering over green mountainsides, steep crevices.
The park has some beautiful trails past along small streams, quaint hamlets and lone farms. It's pretty quiet now, but in summer it should be crowded, hikers walking the paths in droves. Glad we made the detour over the mountains. ...
Meeting up with over twenty Irish Ramblers for eleven days here in Spain after we finished our World trip was a nice way to unwind and prepare yourself for a soft landing back in Dublin later today.
We have many stories to write up and expand on for our travels over the last ten months.
Highlights would include,
Two months in Costa Rica,
The sea crossing from the west coast of the U.S. to ...