Hotel Xana Capitan
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Again there is no traffic.We arrive in a small town and find a welcoming cafe. Six slices of bacon and two fried eggs for €4.50 cheers us up no end.
We continue riding west in deteriorating conditions and stop briefly for a snack lunch in St Martin. It is slow going in the mist and traffic is heavier here.
We spec out a good spot and get the tents up. Only just in time as the clouds roll in and heavy rain arrives. But the campsite restaurant and bar is dry and welcoming. There seems to be just one set evening meal so that's what we order: a serious salad followed by calamari and chips, a bottle of wine or a bottle of water, all for €10. That'll do it.
As we tuck in the ...
... her baby Jesus.
She certainly has a serene look on her face. And the baby looks perfectly content.
But it’s rather graphic, and goes further than I have ever seen in a religious depiction of the otherwise sacred mother and child.
In any case, the cathedral and the lunch made up for the earlier part of the tour, and everyone was in a pretty good mood as we returned to the ...
... it was a smaller cup and take-away. The children amazed us. From about 2 years of age, they scoot around on various types of pedal-less bikes and scooters. And, they are incredibly active; everywhere, they are running and climbing and jumping, with parents passively observing. I did not see one obese child; coincidence? Tomorrow is La Coruna. I do not know how long I can keep up this ...
... 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.