Hotel Villa De Llanes
Travel Blogs from Llanes
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.
... 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.
... 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 ...
... br> After a long day or walking, it was time to head home. I am really happy we went on these excursions because I feel like I learned a lot more than I would have if I just had free time. It really made me appreciate the culture of northern Spain. I'm sad it's over!
Tomorrow is our free day and I'm excited. After that, a long week of classes, the final, and then we head to Salamanca!
I'll be keeping you posted!