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With 1000km to drive in 2 days to get to Logrono to meet the girls, we had a fair bit of driving to do. We drove out of Portugal along the coast to the North-west corner of Spain before heading along the north coast and stopping for the night in the seaside town of Gijon. Not much to report, we went for a wander along the shore and checked out the city before grabbing a feed and hitting the pillow around ...
... is top class.
Not terribly busy either so you are not constantly fighting with trucks as was the case on the mediterranean coast.
The hills and valleys are very like Ireland, lush green fields and woodland.
Naturally enough there are heavy industries now and again on the landscape but not spoiling it too much.
We went off the A-8 to a small village for the lunch rest and rejoined our odyssey 30 minutes later.
Eventually arriving in a town near Gijon called ...
... on the way up and hear this cacaphonic din of bells - it's goats being herded down the road! So we wait for them with shepherd in orange shirt with dog following behind, mobile phone in hand moving on down the hill, (modern day shepherding) a sight to behold and as we wait........the clouds roll in. See clips.
We keep going steady - there's green cross marks on the road where the road has given way to falling apart down the hill somewhere, so leave the wheels off ...
... timber on seemingly impossible vertical slopes. Not easy to take pics as there are few places to get off the road and while the speed limit maybe 70kph, we rarely do more than 50. I choose to live.
Have chosen to send two nights at these digs as we will visit the national park tomorrow and do some mountain climbing. Highest peak is over 2600m but we can't get to ...
... meal is definately in the top 3.
I know that no one is going to believe it but Clint and Dan actually left roasted potatoes on their plates - because they were too full!!! Unprecedented. Never ever has that happened before.
Dan was a little disadvantaged by a cultural error. He ordered his entree and main meal but was then confused by a complimentary appetizer that he assumed was the entree. So, when they brought out the entree, he thought ...