Hotel del Oso
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... the swell pushed us onwards. As we surfed down one particularly large wave we hit 10 knots - the first time we've made it into double digits!
When we were perhaps five miles from San Vicente's entrance the wind began to pick up; when it reached 14 knots apparent we decided this was more than we should expect our spinnaker to put up with and pulled it down, sailing the last couple of miles under white ...
... with calves and foals, all with bells around their necks and in the case of the cows, bellowing their heads off, started descending on the town from all directions. What a spectacle! We didn't mind being held up for another hour or so. Apparently later in the day it all concludes with a ho-down (festa I think they call it here) in the streets of town. Not sure if the livestock gets to join in!
Finally got on our way again - down into another canyon valley - not ...
... the Wifi internet resulted in a comical scenario in their Reception with the Simpson's (in Spanish) on the TV at a loud volume, many hand gestures from both sides, rapid-fire Spanish and two very puzzled Aussie travellers. They decided to call in some help in the form of a chap who had spent 8 years in Melbourne and he proved to be a god-send as he not only assisted in accessing the internet but was a wealth of information regarding local walks etc. On ...
In 1996 we were in the northern slopes of the Picos de Europa, but we were not prepared to drive a caravan into these superb mountains in the borderland of Cantabria, Asturias and Castilla y León. Getting there from Burgos requires a climb over a 1350 meter pass with a steep slope going down to the valley of Potes, the main point of departure for explorations of ...
... sandals and shorts packed away at the start of the winter. It was only spring, and already we were dressed like bloody tourists, once again. The locals in the areas we drove through were seemingly ignorant of this heat wave, still smothered in thick coats and scarfs like it was January in Aberdeen, clearly acclimatised from birth.
Our entrance to Spain was much less dramatic than I had expected. Having never been to Spain, I think I was expecting something like how the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed