Travel Blogs from Santander
Hello friends, I'm sorry for the lack of updates. I find it difficult to juggle school and attempting to "live-it-up" and hardly have any down time.
However, it has been more than 2 weeks since an update, and a lot has happened.
In this blog post I will be talking about:
1. The visit to the top of the Salamanca Cathedral
... but declined to give us any information. San Miguel de Lillo, the church of the Archangel Michael, a little further up that hill, is also 9th century, with decorative motifs above the arched windows. It was built by Ramiso 1st as a royal chapel, remodelled in 18th century, so looks more Byzantine. Both these churches have barrel vaulted ceilings, a major technical achievement at the time, and richly decorated carved stone columns with a spiral rope motif. ...
... bus route was just brilliant - it took you through gorges, past sheer cliff faces, alongside mountains and farms etc etc.
We got to Fuente Te and took the cable car into the clouds. Shame we were unable to see the last 150 m but nevertheless it was excellent.
When we got back to San Vicente we enjoyed some local delicacies. A most enjoyable day.
... doing homework and going to bed. Now what am I to do??
Not only am I going to miss Santander, I am going to miss the people. We got to know Dutch, Spanish, and British people really well, and it finally hit me that it is going to be hard to see them go!
Looking ahead to this weekend, I really need some rest! There will be a LOT of touring for the next few days, and before I know it, we will all be heading home!
... 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 ...
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