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... and then. The funny thing was every time we get close to a cape, strong gust come with big swell and breaking waves which made us a little uncomfortable; then as soon as we pass the wind drops and sea calms a little as if it was trying to tell us something?!? The most amazing scene was just before entering the bay of Gijon, this long fish jumped out of the wave then dived into another! Perhaps that was the welcome ...
Asturias; Part 1: 4 Night Stay
After San Sebastian, we drove to Arriondas, which was quite a small town in the region of Asturias. The day we arrived in Arriondas there was a big canoeing festival, which we hadn’t known about when we’d come. I didn’t see all the people there, but I saw pictures of hundreds of thousands of people crowded on the shores of the river.
The first place we stayed at ...
... wanted to head in and check out the old town. We were staying in a great location just on the edge so quickly got in and had a good look around. As ever, there was a massive cathedral in the centre and lots of small winding, cobbled streets with shops everywhere. This was chorizo and ham country, so there were lots of speciality shops selling all manner of dried meat. Lots of big legs hanging everywhere, which will set you back thousands of Euros for the really good, aged ...
... br> was directed to raft up against us – great!
The guidebooks had stated that along
this part of the coast there would be an apparent lack of, how shall
I put it, facitilies /welcome for visiting yachts. Each harbour is
more or less equipped for local boats which are either commercial
fishing boats or small craft. Our guidebooks are 10+ and 6 years
old, it appears as nothing has changed.
Anyway, we ...
We spent a few days in Gijon which was a very interesting town, with a wonderful atmosphere and great cultural activities. We just happened to be there whilst a cultural festival was going on. Each evening there was a concert by the marina, which displayed the various styles of music of the (Asturian) region.
The town itself was fairly modern, with a few hidden gems.
A most pleasant stay.