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Awaycation Summer 2024 - Day 8 Part Three

After Potes the next destination was Riaño. It's further down the N621 and sits on a lake. Of course, when you plan scenic drives in advance you have no idea how crappy the weather is going to be. It's Spain innit? The land of sun, sea and sangria...

We headed up into the mountains coming across a mirador. Had the cloud been higher there might have been a view over the Picos d'Europa. Asit was there wasn't any view apart from the beautiful bronze statue of a deer.

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The armco barrier is covered in stickers and we found a space big enough to deploy the first of ours!

From here we continued into the mist. There were very few cars on this section of the route but we did get caught by a Dutch campervan. I pulled over as I guessed he had better eyesight in the mist than me. Even the bikes enjoying the twists and turns petered out. When I let the Dutch past there were two small French registered bikes. We passed them on and off for a few miles.

When we got to the Puerto de San Glorio it was Reggie's dinner time. I managed to miss the massive car park and stopped near the sign. Claire fed him and I took the Canon out for another clickfest.

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From here it was plain sailing to Riaño. It was there that things went a little up that creek with no paddle. The waypoint was just before the bridge by the bridge over the Embalse de Riaño. We past the waypoint and I stopped in a parkup. I deleted the Riaño waypoint and the satnav then took us along the main road to to Cisterna and Guardo. It added an hour over what had been planned. Why deleting the waypoint already past should change the route to dramatically I have no idea.

In the end we arrived at the campsite in Cervera de Pisuerga about 1745 instead of 1645!! It was wet. The pitch was grass. Ugh.

We had booked a larger pitch and although the computer allocated us pitch 8 the really nice friendly receptionist said we could use any as there was plenty free. We ended up lengthwise on pitch 33. We had a little skid getting on the ramps.

It rained on and off all evening.

Tomorrow? Avila.

Posted by InvictaMoto 18:32 Archived in Spain

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