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So we took our first ever day trip to Bilbao. I learned where the bus station is and how to load the cards to get the bus tickets. The bus ride was just over an hour and it was the funniest thing ever. Cameron was sitting behind us and for the first 20 minutes was all excited and was like "wow! Dynamite!" to all the mountains we were passing and then I tried to sleep since we left at like 8 am and we didn't get too much sleep since we were all drinking the night before. Then Cameron asks ...
... surf although it does get pretty churned up with the wind blowing the wrong way and the tide in. This afternoon was still and the beach was pretty busy with people mostly sunbathing but a few in the water. We found a spot and settled in for a relaxing couple of hours and a cheeky ice cream but it cooled down fairly fast as soon as a big cloud ruined the party and spread itself out over the sky. We hopped on the famed (according to Betty) 'elevator' up the cliff to town for ...
... beautiful, and sell now for millions of Euros. There is a wide and eclectic range of building styles, mock Tudor, Swiss Chalet, Scottish Baronial, Italianate Castles and everything in between.
Overall it looks like a very prosperous and pleasant city, the part nearer the bridge being more salubrious than that near the old port. Today the port is running a free shuttle to the bridge and the old town, but we decide ...
... back tomorrow or continue on into the National Park. I was going to lose a day if I went back and there was still at least three hours of light so I decided, perhaps foolishly, to take a chance and start the hike into the National Park. Reducing my luggage to one pack, I made the two and a half hour hike to the visitors centre. The walk was steep in parts but amazing. It started by gradually climbing up the valley from Covodonga, crossed ...
... and had to be rebuilt. Incredible ceilings as well, recovered detail in the plaster remarkable. Voids are where entire rooms were destroyed. Arabic/ Christianity symbology as a series of people were in charge of design during its building and re-building.
-Next stop in Victoria, Mangado's museum.
-Bus driver got a little lost, but we still make it ...