La Tahona de Besnes
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... to old stone buildings it makes for great exhibition spaces. We really enjoyed exploring many of the city's narrow streets in the old part of the city. Here you can still see the glass enclosed balconies so common in Galicia. I also managed some retail therapy at Zara, and we enjoyed a cold glass (yes Janet a glass) of Moscato at the end of a long day of walking.
One of the few days of rain on our drive to Santillana del Mar, the road is very similar ...
We left San Vicente and followed the wonderful NW Spanish coast (when you can see it) and went to Ribadesella. Originally we were thinking of anchoring but then decided to moor along the pontoon in the marina. We weren't going to stay long, just overnight.
In the evening there was a performance in the towns square. We didn't attend but listened to the seagulls, surprisingly in tune, joining along.
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 ...
... 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 ...
Buen día a todo!
We had an excursion today to la cueva Soplao (a cave), Bárcena mayor, and Cabezón de la sal in Cantabria!
Today was the first time we had really driven through the countryside of Spain (aside from our drive to Santander from Madrid). We took some serious back roads to get to the Soplao and it was so beautiful and mountainous that it felt like I never left WV. When we finally got to the cave, we took a train to get to the inside of it. It ...
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