Arcea Hotel Mirador de la Franca
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... like to lie in the sun. El Capricho de Gaudi is a wonderful example of Gaudi's architecture, but on a smaller scale which I think helps you appreciate his work even more. Rather than try to describe the amazing decoration of sunflower tiles, interesting iron window seats, the attic and typical Gaudi tower I will let Clive's photos show you. What is sad about the house is that the person for whom it was designed died the year it was finished, it was hardly ...
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.
... bus route was just brilliant - it took you through gorges, past sheer cliff faces, alongside mountains and farms etc etc.
We got to Fuente Te and took the cable car into the clouds. Shame we were unable to see the last 150 m but nevertheless it was excellent.
When we got back to San Vicente we enjoyed some local delicacies. A most enjoyable day.
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 ...
... cold, dark and damp - but it was an amazing place to see. I've been to caves before but nothing this grand. Unfortunately taking pictures wasn't allowed, so I cannot show you myself how beautiful it was.
After the cave, we drove to a small place called Bárcena Mayor to go on a walk through the countryside and have a picnic. We couldn't have asked for better scenery!
For our last stop, we went to Cabezón de la sal to see a medieval prison. This ...
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