Ribadesella

With a week left before we leave for Blighty we decide to chill and relax on a campsite which turned out to be a good idea, loads of coastal walking again but found what turns out to be one of our best spots yet, La Vega, with a walk in to match any we had done previously. Again the weather helps but it was a fitting end.

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Our very own grass campsite
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Looking to the river and harbour
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A rich mans sea view
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The Engagement tree !
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Bananas….weirdly beautiful
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They love their gardens and pots
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A 3 mile walk away along the pilgrims way coastal path and you arrive via dirt track into La Vega and as you can see an artist lives along the route in !
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The Picos
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This is from the coast path
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Look at the stuff underneath ready as a dooer upera
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Grain store again well looked after
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Couldn’t resist his handy work
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Mr Edd

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You’re being watched…

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Put a smile on my face anyway !
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The view of the bay on the way in
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Apparently one of the top 100 places to eat in Europe !
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Best have a drink then
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Pouring the cider the traditional way to get a head on it
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A short walk off the beach and into a lead/copper mine ?
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Still pumping but signs warning you of death
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The pumped lagoon, it was all very cold and ominous looking.
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All good things come to an end, or so they say 😊

 

Cangas de Onis

The mountains of Northern Spain are a must see place and should be on everyone’s European “bucket list” destination. A large campervan is not the best suited transport method in these twisty narrow roads high in the mountains, public transport is an option but as we found a lot of the routes are closed outside the holiday periods which here doesn’t kick off until June ! Even so don’t miss out if you find yourself in the area.

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The road in…
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C de O is classed as a city and this is its main church.
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The original Roman bridge
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The view upstream…I can feel a walk coming on !
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Or should it be down stream ?
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Hive with a mountain view
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First day down stream was sunny, next day upstream was wet !
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Didn’t seem to bother this little chap
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Or this one
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Hydro electric point with the Salmon ladder in the background
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So time to move on yet again but I will return !

 

Castro de Espasante & A Capiya, Ortigueira.

 

Moving ever closer to home we find another harbour stop with a cafe and village full of friendly people, every drink is again more tapas so I’m torn when we need to move on, we are now for the first time in months dictated to with a timescale and finding it hard to push on.

Next stop A Capiya, another rocky outcrop with a lighthouse, Faro del Cabo San Agustin, complete with a fishermans church which is said to house a surprise for those who visit ?  Navia is the nearest town well within walking distance and worth the effort for the scenery alone.

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I like harbour stops, this one had a very friendly bar/cafe

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Very Scottish loch views !

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Into the harbour
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Well worth the climb in and out
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Out with the old ……..
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….. and in with the new !
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We read that a surprise awaits those who venture into the church, but it was closed every time we passed, so you will have to remain surprised then !
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It’s a beautifully kept village with a dedicated aire with some of the best views to date
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Also a posh place to live
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Retired in style !