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Travel Blogs from Ribadesella
... 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 ...
... looking cows with bells around their necks created the audio background to a magificemt vista. When we arrived back in our village we purchased a very famous blue cheese made in the nearby village of Cabrales. This is reputedly one of the best blue cheeses on the world and we could not disagree. It only cost 15 Euros per Kg and we washed it down with a 3 Euro half bottle of 2008 Rioja red on our patio.
The next day consisted of a 24 km round trip ...
... to view. We were both thoroughly disappointed at this ridiculous situation, but found solace in the fact that we would have to come back, next time around with more time and money. We used the rest of the day up visiting the impressive Jean Miro museum, another brilliant Catalan artist and sculptor. We finished off our stay in Barcelona with a paella in a restaurant down a side street off the Ramblas, and headed to the campsite for our final sleep in Barcelona.
... A Fantastic Play Park for Ella kept her amused (these Spaniards are just so darn good at public places). Dan was delighted by a Train museum, the locomotive lover he is and we got to a lovely Swimming Complex which Ella really enjoyed. Even had a 'Thalaso Pool' with massaging jets and salt water. MMMM, although we all had to wear thongs and head caps, which I found rather amusing when you see the amount of body hair some of these ...
... Picos de Europa looming behind. A load of fantastic
heritage and great farming country with very pretty villages and
friendly locals. I love seeing the general populace, over 70's still
out in the gardening, wheeling their barrows down their streets and
chatting with neighbours. You can see it's very family orientated
here in Spain too, many extended families out together, grandparents
minding the ...