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... of meat hanging up in the smoke to be cured.
We treat ourselves to an excellent evening meal. I have a thick cut of veal and Mick has wild boar. Great sauces and a good local red wine.
It rains all night but we are snug in the hotel. Don't believe that line about only on the plain. It rains pretty seriously in the mountains here. ...
... we think back on it but at the time with text messages not getting through and the satnav induced confusion it doesn't seem so funny.
We finally establish contact and agree to meet in the centre of a small coastal town called Llanes. I arrive and hole up in a friendly bar. Mick finds the centre of town an hour later, but unfortunately he is in the wrong town. Oh how we laughed!
Finally reunited ...
... 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 ...
What a day! The top stories today are about the people we met and observed. We began with a tour of Alvirés, a delightful town with roots reaching back to the 13th century. Our group of about 25 explored the old part of town with a guide who was obviously from the Asturias region of Spain. She patiently explained that we are not going to see Flamenco dancers; rather, we were more ...
... 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.