Our next nights accommodation was, well, we had no idea where. It wasn’t in any proper village per-se, and not really on a road with a name. We were going to have to hope for the best. So we decided to visit Llanes on our way and worry about finding it later. Llanes, a small old fishing town, is in the midst of the Costa Verde or ‘green coast’ region of Spain. It is not hard to see why this is the name for this region, with lush green landscapes set between the beautiful coastlines and high mountain ranges.
After our stop in Llanes it was time to find our home for the night. We made our way along ever narrower and winding country roads until we came to the ‘village’ of Gomezan. Really, it was a small collection of old farm buildings, lots of cows and our hosts house.. a cave house! Really, it was a cave house, with the building built in against a stone rock face. There was no doubt this place was unique, and really quite impressive. Isaac, our wonderful host and avid rock climber, was also more than willing to show us the customary way to drink the local cider (highly aerated, and drunk quickly in small volumes, much like a shot).
Isaac also told us about some of his favourite locations along the coastline; Toranda and Torimbia. So we set out to have a look ourselves.
Wishing we could have stayed longer in the cave house, the next morning we reluctantly got up and set off again. Todays destination – Oveido. But not before a visit to Lagos de Covadonga (Lakes of Covadonga). Once again, I found myself in awe of the incredible scenery of this region of Spain..