Monday, November 6, 2017

Nov 6

#roadmoms can relate, parenting goes on, no matter where you are... . We’re finding that, almost more than in France, travel in Spain must bend to the schedule of the land. Whether it’s late dinners or a complete shutdown on Sundays - or the construction closure of the road that winds up to the Lagos de Covadonga we were hoping to see - the only choice is to roll with it. . So instead of visiting the lakes, we parked close enough to the Basilica of Santa María la Real de Covadonga for the Bells (see today’s story) to rattle the walls of the camper and walked through the Cueva de Santa María to the hermitage carved into the rock wall with a mysterious waterfall (thanks, iPhone Live image Long Exposure setting for the smooth water) emerging from behind it. Mae’s sour mood eventually capitulated into a nap on my shoulder as we walked back up the steps, so we dumped her into her bunk and hung out in the parking lot for another couple hours, a definite benefit of the van/moho life over a trailer. . Last comment, these really interesting and often very old raised structures (pic 4) are common along the backroads in he Asturias region in Spain. A little research revealed that they are granaries, the narrowing stone pillars ending in wide, flat “saddle stones” preventing access by rodents. They almost looked Japanese to us, but are fairly unique to the regions of Northern Spain geographically isolated by the Picos de Europa that rise to the south. #asturias #horreo #picosdeeuropa #covadonga #travelwithkids #familytravel

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