Hotel Arenas de Cabrales
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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.
The evening before we tried to anchor in a river a few miles west of San Vicente but it ended up being too shallow so we come back to San Vicente and anchored more or less where we were the previous nights.
In the morning we headed for the bus station and took the only daily bus to Fuente Te (the cable car in the Picos del Europa) which is 1 1/2 hours ...
We stayed in Santander at anchor and enjoyed a chill day - basically did nothing but rest and read. We're in no particular hurray.
In the morning we headed off for San Vicente. It was a very pleasant passage. Very little wind and swell, so we motored most of the the way. In the background we could see the Picos but the visibility wasn't the best, so photos would not do justice showing off this wonderful coastline.
We got to San Vicente ...
... lot of horrible things happened under Franco's dictatorship. Also, not to get morbid, but our tour guide explained that people on death row were allowed to choose how they wanted to die (between being hanged or guillotined... Such appealing options). What was interesting is that other options included being a suicide bomber or working for a couple decades (I.e. Basically a concentration camp). We are lucky to live in modern day America!
Until next time,
Good afternoon guys!
Today, we went on our third and last excursion with UIMP! It was bittersweet to say the least!
First, we went to the Soplao Caves. Unlike Altamira (excursion #1) this was more scenic and less historical. It was really cool to see all of the ice structures! Unfortunately, no pictures were allowed, but check out their website!
After touring the caves, we headed to Barcena Mayor to eat our ...