Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Santander to Oviedo - Tuesday 24th April

We caught the morning FEVE narrow guage train to Oviedo. This travels along the coast for part of the time with views of the snow on the mountains on one side and the sea on the other. The sea looked very rough with what we think was a 'bufone' (water spout) visible near Llanes. Arriving in Oviedo we had a sunny, warm afternoon and walked to the Cathedral to collect our first 'sellos' (stamps) in our 'credenciales' (pilgrims passport) from the Cámara Santa.
We stayed in the Hostal Oviedo opposite the train station and also very near the bus station. The weather forecast for the next few days was good, but for the Bay of Biscay was very bad. Our crossing, although rough, has been the best one this week. (We later found out that all crossings for the rest of this week were cancelled due to the bad weather)

Sea and cliffs from the train

Oviedo Cathedral

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