Silken Coliseum Hotel
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... so different to anything we have seen on this trip. On the other side of the city, lavish, well preserved murals with plant and geometric motifs are quite breathtaking in San Julian de los Prados. It was built between 797 and 842! The church is devoted to the Egyptian martyrs St's Julian and Basilisa, who were venerated in Visigoth Spain.
The cathedral San Salvador de Oviedo is also an imposing sight with a very flamboyant, dazzling guilded ...
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 ...
Today was such a bittersweet day! After class, where we watched Nueve Reinas, we grabbed some coffee and headed to the "end of the semester" ceremony. There, a few of our friends played songs (such as Country Roads) and we were given our diplomas.
It is so sad leaving here! I finally got into the groove of waking up ten minutes before breakfast, rushing to get dressed, eating crescent rolls, going to class for 4 hours, eating lunch, napping, ...
... the end they decided to leave the buoy and move to the marina. Much to their disappointment (and our sympathies) the marina dried out in LW so we are unsure of what ended up happening to them but we seem to think that they possibly had an unexpected night passage.
In the morning, after a fairly restless night listening to and experiencing the wash from fishing boats leaving and reentering the harbour, we took the dinghy and went ashore and provisioned.
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.