Parador de Fuente De
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16/5.Another day, another mountain. After another lovely drive through valleys and narrow mountain roads arrived at our Parador de Fuente de in the Picos de Europa. Even Guy was surprised by these mountains. - huge rock faces - not much vegetation - snow still on the high peaks- but so majestic you couldn't take your eyes off them. Settled in to …
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 ...
... the owner is from Bolivia, I'm not sure. Watching last night game was a pain to be honest, or maybe both teams were too good defensively, but Netherlands didn't produce any game so it's only fair they're out. The trip is slowly reaching its end, as we drive towards Bilbao, then San Sebastian ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking