Husa La Molinuca Hotel
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... worst moment for this issue I would have to be sharper in future or it would be a very short trip. As my head torch died last night - a good excuse to visit all the outdoor gear shops in town - (yep one...) unfortunately it was siesta time, later. Now some would say that the Spanish are lazy! I would say that maybe they have their priorities right. And perhaps Anglo Saxons living in warm climates have it wrong. A short rode ...
... I was on knobblies - they were clearly not! Eventually came across a town called - Potes and said to myself if there is a camp site walking distance from town that will be my resting spot. The town has markets in action and crossed a river gurgle with ancient buildings - I would be back to explore later. Camping La Viorna Piscinas it was to be and oh what a camp site ... Really high quality - pool, bar, free wi-fi, excellent coffee and several of bikers - ...
... enough is enough and ride to the nearest campsite and set up the tents.
The campsite is on the cliffs between two sandy coves. It is a bit like the north Cornish coast, rocky and wild. This coast does not appear very touristic. Llanes is a working town, no glitz or glitter, no postcards or silly hats. There are a number of campervans and tents on site but nobody looks like they are on holiday.
... in need of coffee and cake so we kept our part of the bargain before walking through the hamlet - consisting of two small general stores, a small hotel and a few cafe-cum-bars to get onto the path before it enters the gorge proper. The Cares Gorge (Garganta del Cares) is enormous, being a mile deep in places, with vast rock walls on both sides. Part of the river has been diverted for hydroelectric power, water coursing down a canal built into the mountain itself, and the ...
... we passed through a series of low, wet tunnels to emerge at the end of the gorge among the meadows of Cain.
A tremendous day.
A final culinary speciality of the Picos is the ultra-tangy blue cheeses made with untreated cow's-milk cheese and matured in mountain caves. Sophie quite enjoyed trying these; Sam rather less so.
Onward bus to Oviedo, via Arenas de Cabrales and Cangas de Onis, to Oviedo - 2.5hrs.