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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 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.
... he wasn't keen to do a walk that far, and I opted to not do it by myself. The quest to see dinosaur footprints has now become a bit of a joke!
What we did find out in the evening was that the hotel is easily reached from the top part of the town. If we had known that we would have waited for the second stop when we arrived. We just expected it to be near the beach, about 200 metres! Ha ha!
Overall, It was a quiet, satisfying stay at Lastres.
Ah Asturias, why are your waters warmer than southern Portugal? Anyways, this is the most expensive campground we've been too so far, but also the best view by far. You get both the ocean and the mountains from Picos de Europa. The camping is called La Paz, maybe because it's on a cliff above the ...
... the Brazilian debacle made the Spanish feel better about themselves and their "maracanazo". I think there's a German word for it. Ah yes, Schadenfreude. Enjoying the grass, the mountains, the rain... This is like Spain's own personal Scotland! Gijon feels like a Spanish city, but very much with a more northern twist, Victorian inspired building elements being visible here and ...