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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.
The evening before we tried to anchor in a river a few miles west of San Vicente but it ended up being too shallow so we come back to San Vicente and anchored more or less where we were the previous nights.
In the morning we headed for the bus station and took the only daily bus to Fuente Te (the cable car in the Picos del Europa) which is 1 1/2 hours ...
... The stream from the river is pretty strong and there were a number of [local] moorings and other yachts at anchor so we put out our second anchor aft to ensure when we swung round with the tide change we would stay put and not knock into other boats.
The first evening we did witness one boat take a [local] buoy and then swung round like mad and actually bumped into another boat. We had luckily kept watch and pulled in chain as this boat got close to ...
... the most interesting part of our trip today. A tour guide took our group into a small individual room where people on death row during medieval times were locked up. I thought being in a cave would make me nervous, but the cave was nothing compared to how small and closed off this prison was. What is worse is that they used this prison during the Spanish Civil War (circa 1930s). Its scary to think they would have used such an inhumane place in recent history. But of ...
... br> After a long day or walking, it was time to head home. I am really happy we went on these excursions because I feel like I learned a lot more than I would have if I just had free time. It really made me appreciate the culture of northern Spain. I'm sad it's over!
Tomorrow is our free day and I'm excited. After that, a long week of classes, the final, and then we head to Salamanca!
I'll be keeping you posted!
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