Villa de Gijon
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With 1000km to drive in 2 days to get to Logrono to meet the girls, we had a fair bit of driving to do. We drove out of Portugal along the coast to the North-west corner of Spain before heading along the north coast and stopping for the night in the seaside town of Gijon. Not much to report, we went for a wander along the shore and checked out the city before grabbing a feed and hitting the pillow around ...
... is top class.
Not terribly busy either so you are not constantly fighting with trucks as was the case on the mediterranean coast.
The hills and valleys are very like Ireland, lush green fields and woodland.
Naturally enough there are heavy industries now and again on the landscape but not spoiling it too much.
We went off the A-8 to a small village for the lunch rest and rejoined our odyssey 30 minutes later.
Eventually arriving in a town near Gijon called ...
... chargers as I had on our Portugal trip. ( I eventually got a credit) The bags were packed, the cat was fed, Stu had my itinerary and all contact info, the laundry was done, the house was clean and the only task left was watering the plants. I always start with the patio plants, the s'mores garden and raised vegetable garden so I went out the patio doors and headed to the right to get the watering can. I thought that I'd see ...
... as with cats like to perch up high so there were also some nests in the grass and other convenient places. I realised I had never seen seagull chicks before. totally unremarkable compared with other baby birds buy interesting none the less. We had some Kiwis staying with us in the small apartments so someone new to chat to over drinks and dinner. They were managing to drive vast distances and double back as they went places on a whim. Not quite how we are doing it. ...
... road to drive on. Also, there are many animals; such as bulls, sheep,
and goats. The goats were on huge rocks on the cliff, and they had a sheep dog
with them. In spite of all the beauty, it was a little difficult to arrive at
the route. There is only a very small road, with no guard rail for most of the
drive, but nevertheless, we arrived safely. Today, we visited the beach again,
and then returned to the school in Madrid just in time for class.