El Molino de Tresgrandas
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Travel Blogs from Tresgrandas
... the sun beating down on it.
San Vicente looks like a lovely little town, so it's a shame we won't be able to see more of it, but we're making as much progress as we can while the wind's in our favour. Our fridge isn't working at the moment, so we're hot-footing it to A Coruna as quickly as we can so we can get it fixed. Besides, the weather will improve still further once we round the north west corner of Spain.
16/5.Another day, another mountain. After another lovely drive through valleys and narrow mountain roads arrived at our Parador de Fuente de in the Picos de Europa. Even Guy was surprised by these mountains. - huge rock faces - not much vegetation - snow still on the high peaks- but so majestic you couldn't take your eyes off them. Settled in to another rather luxurious room and took off to the cable car before dark. Cable car goes straight up for 700 mtrs - a bit scary ...
... looking cows with bells around their necks created the audio background to a magificemt vista. When we arrived back in our village we purchased a very famous blue cheese made in the nearby village of Cabrales. This is reputedly one of the best blue cheeses on the world and we could not disagree. It only cost 15 Euros per Kg and we washed it down with a 3 Euro half bottle of 2008 Rioja red on our patio.
The next day consisted of a 24 km round trip ...
... park. We drive past hills covered with pink Erica, bare, jagged rocks hovering over green mountainsides, steep crevices.
The park has some beautiful trails past along small streams, quaint hamlets and lone farms. It's pretty quiet now, but in summer it should be crowded, hikers walking the paths in droves. Glad we made the detour over the mountains. ...
... behaviour of the people who frequent these aires, or camper stops. After choosing a spot and making their vehicle perfectly level with the aid of levelling blocks under the wheels, they wind out their awning and set up tables and chairs. Considering aires are almost always in big tarmac car parks, this seems bizarre, almost akin to when the first motorways were opened in the UK and people would stop for a picnic on the hard shoulder. If we stop in an aire, it's to eat some ...
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed