Travel Blogs from Nestares
We stayed a day longer than originally intended anchored just outside Santander to enjoy the sun; I got out my kayak again and paddled to the beach before engaging in a vigorous splash fight with the boys from 2-Blue. I think I probably came off worst.
At 9 this morning we left the harbour and headed for open sea; for once the wind and waves were on our side and we were able to use our spinnaker for about 20 ...
... 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. ...
... slept, which was really lovely. Certainly an ideal place to
Next day it was off to the chocolate box Santiliana del Mar,
deceiving as it's not on the coast, but very deserving of all the
visitors it receives. Almost traffic free, and medieval, lovely
cobblestones and all, with lovely sunshine to top it off! Our camp
for the night was a very beautiful beach, rugged and rough, very
... a while longer and expect he will catch up to me.
I also said farewell to my Polish friends Barbara and Marta. They caught the bus to Oviedo and taking the Primitivo route from there, a route that heads south and joins up with the Camino Frances. They gave me a scallop shell when leaving and almost had me in tears. I found out on the last evening that they are both trained massage therapists. I sure missed out there. Story of my life, half hour late and too stupid to know. I ...
... one of those chocolate filled croissants. About a two hour wait to get into the Albergue so a walk around town to see the sites. There is an 8th century castle which stands above the river estuary which I would love to get inside.
Each city or village has so much history I can't keep track of it all and all the signs are in Spanish so don't understand it.
We finally got in to ...