La Estrada Hotel
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Finally we drift into Rioseco and find a hotel. It is a relief to dry out and neck a beer or two. There are some damn fine heavy ales in this part of Spain.
The hotel has been in the family for a long time. In the dining room there are old photographs of the hotelier's father or grandfather working in the smoke house at the back. He is surrounded by ...
We arrive in Santander at 11:45. It is a lovely approach into the harbour. The town tumbles down the hills that surround the inlet. No sign of my bank though.
The channel into the harbour runs past sandbanks to the east. They seem far too close for a boat this big. The town climbs up the hillsides to the west.
There are around a hundred bikes queuing to disembark so it ...
We docked in the Spanish town of Gijon (pronounced HEE-chon) but we had done a bit of research and decided there would be nothing of interest for us here.
So we booked a cruise excursion named “The Best of Aviles and Oviedo.”
It didn’t start out very well.
The town of Aviles doesn’t really have much to offer to outsiders.
Our guide, Patricia ...
... it was a smaller cup and take-away. The children amazed us. From about 2 years of age, they scoot around on various types of pedal-less bikes and scooters. And, they are incredibly active; everywhere, they are running and climbing and jumping, with parents passively observing. I did not see one obese child; coincidence? Tomorrow is La Coruna. I do not know how long I can keep up this ...
... and central massifs.
The walk wasnn't particularly taxing with the only climb a steady one at the start out of Poncebos, a tiny straggle of buildings, in to the wide and mostly bare early stages of the gorge. Gradually the gorge became narrower and its walls thick with vegetation, creating greater contrast with the alpine heights above. The last stages of the walk were probably the prettiest; as we descended nearer the ...