Lakes of Covadonga

4th November

Lagos de Covadonga. Driving our way up the winding narrow road we found ourselves at the incredible lakes.
Lagos de Covadonga. Driving our way up the winding narrow road we found ourselves at the incredible lakes.

Reluctantly leaving our accommodation at the cave house in Gomezan, we made our way to Oviedo.  But not without a visit to Lagos de Covadonga (Lakes of Covadonga).  This place was incredible.. just incredible.  And while Ian just about shat himself driving up the (very) winding and (very) narrow road perched on the edge of cliffs, I found it quite exhilarating.  

The small town of Covadonga also offered a beautiful church – the, and the Hermitage shrine located in the Holy Cave of Covadonga.

Basilica of Santa María la Real de Covadonga.
Basilica of Santa María la Real de Covadonga.
The Hermitage, a shrine built into the Holy Cave of Covadonga.
The Hermitage, a shrine built into the Holy Cave of Covadonga.
Lagos de Covadonga. These two glacial lakes are located in the Picos de Europa mountain ranges, in the Asturias region of Spain.
Lagos de Covadonga. These two glacial lakes are located in the Picos de Europa mountain ranges, in the Asturias region of Spain.
Lagos de Covadonga.
Lagos de Covadonga.
The incredible scenery of the Picos de Europa mountain ranges surrounding the Lakes.
The incredible scenery of the Picos de Europa mountain ranges surrounding the Lakes.

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We were stopped by some furry friends on our way down. They were just casually strolling up the mountain road.
We were stopped by some furry friends on our way down. They were just casually strolling up the mountain road.
Mountains mountains everywhere.
Mountains mountains everywhere.

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