Tuesday 28th May Five hundred men took five years, at the beginning of the last century, to build a canal 17 km long, through the Picos de Europa to power a hydroelectric scheme. In doing so they created a service track that is now one of the world’s best day walks. The Cares Gorge Trail … Continue reading The Cares Gorge Walk
Monday 27th May Alf and I jumped out of the van this morning into a damp mist. By the time we had completed a circuit of the car park it was a steady drizzle, and not long after we shut the door, heavy drops were resonating on the roof. There was no doubt about it; … Continue reading The Wet Day!
I Like Llanes! Sunday 26th May It was a lazy Sunday morning start, for us anyway, Lesley took Andy on a bike ride to earn his breakfast in town of toast and gazpacho. He cycled enough to be able to bring me back a Florentine too! Meanwhile I did a spot of blogging. There was … Continue reading I Like Llanes!
Saturday 25thMay - Day 30 There was a distinct chill in the air this morning, as we walked the dogs. A reminder that it is still spring and in this part of the world the snow has only just melted. We walked as far as the small hamlet of Santo Adriano and yet more apple … Continue reading Ribadasella
Friday 24th May - Day 29 We have left the coast and driven inland to the mountains, the Cordillera Cantabrica, and the tiny hamlet of Buyera, just south of Villanueva on the AS-228 (I have put this level of detail in because this is a place you must visit if you are anywhere near her … Continue reading We are going on a bear hunt!
Thursday 23rd May Not only are there Fozzes in Portugal there are also Fozzes in Spain too! Today we have found the small coastal town of Foz that sits just inside the Galician border with Asturia. We cycled into the town from the campsite which was a couple of kilometres or so to the west, … Continue reading Not another one?
Wednesday 22nd May With a sad goodbye to Louro we plugged the coordinates into the satnav and crossed the Galician peninsula to for A Coruña. The journey was good apart from a dicey moment in the city as we went down an underpass that at 3.3 metres was only just tall enough for us to … Continue reading A Coruña
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 19/20/21stMay - Days 24/25/26 Well, we have had a fun-packed few days at Camping A’Vouga, right on the beach just outside the little village of Louro. We were headed for another campsite in the village but the allure of beachside camping (see photos) and the promise of watching dolphins in the … Continue reading Viva A’Vouga
Saturday 18th May Baiona (or Bayona in Galician) is not a very memorable place. Indeed, Andy sailed into the marina five years ago and it wasn’t until we had walked two thirds of the way around the town that he remembered! As you’ve gathered, we are now back in Spain on the part of the … Continue reading Unforgettable Baiona?
Just before I start, have a look at the view from my laptop this morning... The view from the terrace of Camping A'Vouga Thursday 16th May - Day 21 Into Porto There is a travel writing cliché that says, ‘Lisbon is for partying and Porto is for work!’ This created the impression for me that … Continue reading Porto Pronto!