Villa Rosa Posada
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... to old stone buildings it makes for great exhibition spaces. We really enjoyed exploring many of the city's narrow streets in the old part of the city. Here you can still see the glass enclosed balconies so common in Galicia. I also managed some retail therapy at Zara, and we enjoyed a cold glass (yes Janet a glass) of Moscato at the end of a long day of walking.
One of the few days of rain on our drive to Santillana del Mar, the road is very similar ...
... 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.
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 ...
... lot of horrible things happened under Franco's dictatorship. Also, not to get morbid, but our tour guide explained that people on death row were allowed to choose how they wanted to die (between being hanged or guillotined... Such appealing options). What was interesting is that other options included being a suicide bomber or working for a couple decades (I.e. Basically a concentration camp). We are lucky to live in modern day America!
Until next time,
... 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!