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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 had lunch at restaurant next to the stream. After lunch we walked a few more tracks, then caught the funicular back down the train station and drove back to the house.
Another one of the days, we drove to a bus stop near our house, in the village. We caught a bus up to the bottom of a walk, which went up to an amazing viewing point of 2 lakes called the Lakes of Covadonga. Which is also part of the Picos de Europa national ...
... and ended up married. They were having a holiday in Spain for a couple of weeks on their way to move to Dublin after they had been living together in Argentina for a few years.
The beach was about 45 minutes away in a town called Salinas and it was packed. Paddie wanted to hire surfboards but had a bit of difficulty since everything was booked out. We eventually found one about half an hour later and then had the difficulty of finding a park. The ...
... br> was directed to raft up against us – great!
The guidebooks had stated that along
this part of the coast there would be an apparent lack of, how shall
I put it, facitilies /welcome for visiting yachts. Each harbour is
more or less equipped for local boats which are either commercial
fishing boats or small craft. Our guidebooks are 10+ and 6 years
old, it appears as nothing has changed.
Anyway, we ...
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.