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Travel Blogs from Gijón
... 8221; (for want of a
better word) a rather awkard night with the swell rolling in ever so
gently which reminded us of Alderney and Dale (Pembrokeshire) where
we would roll and come to an abrupt halt with a squeak of the ropes
and the rub of the fenders against the pontoon (except in Alderney
where there was no pontoon just an abrupt halt). At least we got a
decent sail in the day before and did not have to pay for the berth.
We spent a few days in Gijon which was a very interesting town, with a wonderful atmosphere and great cultural activities. We just happened to be there whilst a cultural festival was going on. Each evening there was a concert by the marina, which displayed the various styles of music of the (Asturian) region.
The town itself was fairly modern, with a few hidden gems.
A most pleasant stay.
We visited the main sites like the beautiful Cathedral and the old part of town which was nice. Than we had dinner in a small restaurant where we tried some Asturian dishes like Fabada. Walked a little more and than got our car out of the parking and drove back to the camping. 28th We left for Santander but when we got near the weather was so awful that we continued to Bilbao. We found a camping near the coast and arrived there around 4 ...
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.
... idea he was gay and he told us about how he came out to his parents. After dinner, we went to wine street where we were supposed to meet miguel and luke but we didn't see them. Zak told us theories about the universe over tapas and at 12 we went back to Ovida. I had loved the picnic, it was the perfect group of friends and we had such good conversation. Zak is a beautiful human being and I love him so much, I can't even imagine saying goodbye to him.