Quinta de Villanueva
Travel Blogs from Ribadedeva
... horse riding) but the wifi very frustrating, so I have resorted, as did Clive to watch the footy, to sitting at the little cafe out of the front of where we are staying to write this. And I have finally caught up my blog to where we actually are! After dinner on our final evening we enjoyed a display of folk dancing of Cantabria. The star was a little boy who could have been more than 4 years old. Great to see the next generation carrying on their traditions.
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 ...
... 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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