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... with tight timing sailing solo, I should have/could have prepared the genoa before left just in case! Finally I had to let the main flap and getting wet on foredeck while getting smashed by the 2 meter waves, another great lesson learned in the hard way. It was a great relief after the genoa up then we started broad reaching through the side waves flying at 7 knots, Quadrophenia was happily battling the ...
... and drove home.
Approximately 2000 years ago, in Roman times, the roman army had conquered almost all of Europe, but the part they stopped at was the hills up to the viewing point of the Covadonga lakes, since they couldn’t get up the hills, but they did conquer the nearby town of Cangas de Onis, and one of the things they built which is still standing today is a bridge, known as the Roman bridge of Cangas de Onis. There’s ...
... wanted to head in and check out the old town. We were staying in a great location just on the edge so quickly got in and had a good look around. As ever, there was a massive cathedral in the centre and lots of small winding, cobbled streets with shops everywhere. This was chorizo and ham country, so there were lots of speciality shops selling all manner of dried meat. Lots of big legs hanging everywhere, which will set you back thousands of Euros for the really good, aged ...
... where we are
headed (which would mean a long passage)
The coastline is amazing when you can
see it. It has changed quite significantly since leaving the Picos
behind – rolling green valleys, sheer cliff faces of limestone and
wonderful wooded mountains in the background.
We got to the harbour, which is full of
small craft and fishing boats and the moorings are onto buoys where
you tie on fore and aft. ...
We spent a few days in Gijon which was a very interesting town, with a wonderful atmosphere and great cultural activities. We just happened to be there whilst a cultural festival was going on. Each evening there was a concert by the marina, which displayed the various styles of music of the (Asturian) region.
The town itself was fairly modern, with a few hidden gems.
A most pleasant stay.