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Travel Blogs from Llanes
... We're now anchored by another beach a little way from the town itself, hoping fervently that we'll be able to leave tomorrow at low water (we're theoretically in a deep hole right now, but the channel back out gets alarmingly shallow in places). It's cloudy today, and cooller than yesterday, but the Spanish are evidently hardier than you'd expect - they're merrily swimming away in water that was cold enough ...
... as the last one but lots of wild flowers so very pretty. Soon get to the start of the Rioja - vineyards for as far as you can see in every direction. Arrive in Haro at 6 pm. Too late for visiting vineyards today so we unload car into our nice little apartment just off the main Square in town. Set out to find somewhere to have dinner - discover we are in paid parking area - hurriedly buy ticket for display.
Pass parking inspector moments later. Hope we haven't already been ...
... we headed off on a very steep approximately 10kms walk behind the village which took us closer to the snow-capped mountains and magnificent valley views. Again. based on advice from the owners and translator we spent the next day at what would have to be one of the most beautiful places in the world - Los Lagos near the village of Covadonga. There were 2 glacial lakes set amongst the Picos' steep rocky mountains with grass fields that ran right to the ...
... 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. ...
... a bit rough around the edges but very close to Barcelona, so we decided to stay as they had spare places. With the exception of people setting off fireworks, blowing air horns during the night and the 2014 winner of Spains rudest receptionist competition trying to keep my passport, the first sleep went well and we woke up excited about hitting the city. Since I was a child I remember looking at books about Antoni Gaudi, wishing one day I would be able to go to Barcelona to see all ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed