San Vicente in the North of Spain
Trip Start Apr 08, 2007
67Trip End Dec 22, 2007
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Our camp for the next few days was only another hour up the road
The campsite is sandwiched between the beach and the river. Upstream from the bridge at low tide there's mud flats over 200 metres wide, then you go for a drive a bit later and the whole thing is river. The tidal variations are massive. Surf or no surf, it's a nice place to be.
We arrived here Friday, and since then have explored the area in both directions, including the far end of the beach, where livestock enjoy million dollar views. They were good enough to share the view with us while we had a picnic of fresh ham and salad rolls. We've walked the beach, town and monastery and thought we had seen all there was to see, until Sunday morning broke clearer than the previous days to reveal the Picos de Europa mountain range just inland to the south of us. We were lying on the beach (warm as), swimming (cold as) and behind us were snow covered mountains. Tomorow we leave the coast to go and explore them...