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Awaycation Summer 2024 - Day 6 & 7


The destination today was Caravanning Oyembre on the coast.

From Ramales it's around 100 miles and the loop I had planned would take us into the mountains again and then to a lake.

We were able to extricate ourselves from our grassy overnight pitch. Facing forward towards the tarmac, nose down, seemed sensible. It was.

The weather was good as we headed through the narrow lane to the main road west. We were soon at Arredondo where we turned south into the Asón Valley. It's not quite the Grand Canyon but the road winds along the edge of the valley with tall granite cliffs rising on both sides.

At the end of the valley the N629 road snakes upwards through a succession of hairpin bends.

Once we got about 600m were were into the clouds. The Puerto de Asón at 682m was simply a sign in the mist. It briefly got better as we approached Canedo as the road descended into a green and sunny valley.

As we continued towards the much higher Portillo de la Sia at 1160m we were down to about 30m visibility. The cow pats on the road alerted us to the cattle loose on the road. They appeared like ghosts in the mist.

It was much better as we turned west again at Las Machorras. As well as very few scenic views, it has taken much longer than anticipated.

We parked up in Vega la Pas at the "area autocaravanas" for a late lunch and to edit the route in the Ohrex.

The section via Reinosa was dropped and we headed north again towards our overnight stop. Once again we ascended I to the clouds and all the various miradors and passes of Braguia were lost in the gloom.

Once out of the cloud we made good progress to the A8 for a short burst before approaching San Vicente dela Barquera and the campsite.

This one was booked for two nights through the Caravan Club. It cost £47 for two nights with all services. Once again it's grass .. of course. It rained.

Before the evening rain we had a walk around. A beer in the bar. The pitch has EHU and water if we needed it plumbed in.

There is a huge dog walk field across the small road to the rear of the site.

All good.

Dinner was from our stock. Tortilla with spinach and onion. Plus a little sangria.

The site WiFi is free but a bit hit or miss.

We did get to watch some YouTube videos.


Up late as Reggie had another night where he was up at all hours wanting to go out. When he's up so are we.

Today was an R&R day and as the weather had made a turn for the worst we decided to stay on site. Get the washing done and chill.

Chill being the right expression. The groundsheet and chairs came out but not for long. Then after a little rain 🌧️ it was sunny. But by the time we aborted a walk to the beach when Reggie refused to walk on the road, it started again. This time I put all the outside stuff away.

By 5pm the rain had set in. Lashing down. Fingers crossed we can get off the grass in the morning.

Tonight. A large tin of Fabada with potatoes and more sangria.

Tomorrow? Another tour of the mountains. This time the Picos d'Europa and Potes.



Posted by InvictaMoto 16:24 Archived in Spain

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