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Travel Blogs from Arenas de Cabrales
... and then return again. We stopped for lunch at a tiny little "beach" resort - it was really just a small rocky inlet where the Atlantic pounded against the shore but there were still plenty of hardy souls browning themselves to a crisp on the rocks, and there was lifeguard on duty!
One of the really interesting sights in the countryside in this part of Spain are the horreos or granaries. They are built on stone legs to to protect the grain from ...
We left San Vicente and followed the wonderful NW Spanish coast (when you can see it) and went to Ribadesella. Originally we were thinking of anchoring but then decided to moor along the pontoon in the marina. We weren't going to stay long, just overnight.
In the evening there was a performance in the towns square. We didn't attend but listened to the seagulls, surprisingly in tune, joining along.
... bus route was just brilliant - it took you through gorges, past sheer cliff faces, alongside mountains and farms etc etc.
We got to Fuente Te and took the cable car into the clouds. Shame we were unable to see the last 150 m but nevertheless it was excellent.
When we got back to San Vicente we enjoyed some local delicacies. A most enjoyable day.
... The stream from the river is pretty strong and there were a number of [local] moorings and other yachts at anchor so we put out our second anchor aft to ensure when we swung round with the tide change we would stay put and not knock into other boats.
The first evening we did witness one boat take a [local] buoy and then swung round like mad and actually bumped into another boat. We had luckily kept watch and pulled in chain as this boat got close to ...
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 ...