Picos De Europa
Travel Blogs from Santander
On the road again for one of the longer drives to head to Oviedo and Santillana del Mar. But we have a brief stop to make on the way just to give Clive a quick look at A Coruna where I stayed with my friend Chris at her daughter Sarah and son-in-law David's place in 2011. We took a photo of their apartment, sampled some of the delicious churros at the popular El Timon churreria that was just a few steps up the road. It all felt quite familiar.
... 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.
... doing homework and going to bed. Now what am I to do??
Not only am I going to miss Santander, I am going to miss the people. We got to know Dutch, Spanish, and British people really well, and it finally hit me that it is going to be hard to see them go!
Looking ahead to this weekend, I really need some rest! There will be a LOT of touring for the next few days, and before I know it, we will all be heading home!
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 ...
We dropped Julian off at the Brittany Ferries terminal and headed off to Santillana del Mar some 25 kms from Santander.
The village consists of one street which loops around and the buildings date from the 13th and 16th centuries - magical.