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... worst moment for this issue I would have to be sharper in future or it would be a very short trip. As my head torch died last night - a good excuse to visit all the outdoor gear shops in town - (yep one...) unfortunately it was siesta time, later. Now some would say that the Spanish are lazy! I would say that maybe they have their priorities right. And perhaps Anglo Saxons living in warm climates have it wrong. A short rode ...
... was at the back. However like a well oiled machine hey started to peel off and engines roared into life. Leaving the Port I checked the GPS - the route I had been shared was not working so - a manual input was required to Picos (note to self don't let others play with my tech...), Riding through central Santander with GPS was a dream, soon on the N... Headin south towards my destination, this is what we want. Quiet main roads compared to UK (and Perth...) ...
... It gets closer and louder until there is the loudest clap and the biggest flash I have ever seen. Must have been right on top of us. All the power goes out in an instant.
But we have our head torches so nonchalently resume our meal. Takes more than imminent death to phase us rufty-tufty bikers. The wine is a very good Temperanillo, would cost a tenner on its own in the UK. Replete and happy we wobble off to ...
... the road became extremely narrow and steep in places - quite hair raising - and at one point where we began a descent a huge bird, with a wingspan of about four feet, soared around us - possibly a vulture? At the end of the road we eventually reached the village and spotted a sign for 'parking'. This turned out to be one of several enterprising cafés which have space to leave your vehicle providing you partake of refreshments at some time. After the stressful drive, ...
... we passed through a series of low, wet tunnels to emerge at the end of the gorge among the meadows of Cain.
A tremendous day.
A final culinary speciality of the Picos is the ultra-tangy blue cheeses made with untreated cow's-milk cheese and matured in mountain caves. Sophie quite enjoyed trying these; Sam rather less so.
Onward bus to Oviedo, via Arenas de Cabrales and Cangas de Onis, to Oviedo - 2.5hrs.