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... and then. The funny thing was every time we get close to a cape, strong gust come with big swell and breaking waves which made us a little uncomfortable; then as soon as we pass the wind drops and sea calms a little as if it was trying to tell us something?!? The most amazing scene was just before entering the bay of Gijon, this long fish jumped out of the wave then dived into another! Perhaps that was the welcome ...
... the bridge, we walked through the village for a few minutes before coming to the bottom of a hike. Eventually me and Caitlin convinced Mum and Dad to hike at least part of the track. So we hiked up lots of steep, slippery rocks. There were two paths, one of them went to a viewing point, 10 minutes up the track, and the other was an hour and a half long hike up the hill.
After we had hiked part of the way up the track, we came back down ...
... wanted to head in and check out the old town. We were staying in a great location just on the edge so quickly got in and had a good look around. As ever, there was a massive cathedral in the centre and lots of small winding, cobbled streets with shops everywhere. This was chorizo and ham country, so there were lots of speciality shops selling all manner of dried meat. Lots of big legs hanging everywhere, which will set you back thousands of Euros for the really good, aged ...
... br> was directed to raft up against us – great!
The guidebooks had stated that along
this part of the coast there would be an apparent lack of, how shall
I put it, facitilies /welcome for visiting yachts. Each harbour is
more or less equipped for local boats which are either commercial
fishing boats or small craft. Our guidebooks are 10+ and 6 years
old, it appears as nothing has changed.
Anyway, we ...
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.