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... previous day, but we pass many pilgrims, looking a little miserable in the fog and rain. Some parts of the Camino are on main roads which can't be much fun! Appparently Jean-Paul Sartre in one of his novels called this village one of the prettiest in Spain. Yes it is pretty but I'm not sure that is correct. Despite its name it is a couple of kms from the sea. It is a very touristy place full of souvenir shops selling the special food products of the ...
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 ...
Today was such a bittersweet day! After class, where we watched Nueve Reinas, we grabbed some coffee and headed to the "end of the semester" ceremony. There, a few of our friends played songs (such as Country Roads) and we were given our diplomas.
It is so sad leaving here! I finally got into the groove of waking up ten minutes before breakfast, rushing to get dressed, eating crescent rolls, going to class for 4 hours, eating lunch, napping, ...
We stayed in Santander at anchor and enjoyed a chill day - basically did nothing but rest and read. We're in no particular hurray.
In the morning we headed off for San Vicente. It was a very pleasant passage. Very little wind and swell, so we motored most of the the way. In the background we could see the Picos but the visibility wasn't the best, so photos would not do justice showing off this wonderful coastline.
We got to San Vicente ...
We dropped Julian off at the Brittany Ferries terminal and headed off to Santillana del Mar some 25 kms from Santander.
The village consists of one street which loops around and the buildings date from the 13th and 16th centuries - magical.