Cudillero day 4

Saturday 22 June 2013 Our accommodation in Cudillero is promoted as an “eco lodge”. It is located in a sturdy colonial building that has been divided into four apartments, two upstairs and two downstairs. We are in one of the downstairs apartments, which have very little light. The renovator’s options were no doubt limited by…

Cudillero day 3

Friday 21 June 2013 After our walk along the coast the previous day, we reserved a morning to explore the town of Cudillero, which is a short drive away from our base in the tiny hamlet of Castañedo. As we drove along a road that snaked down to sea-level and around a charming marina, the…

Cudillero day 2

Thursday 20 June 2013 There is a walk that begins east of Cudillero at La Playa Aguilar. It hugs the coastline of Asturias for five kilometres and terminates at the end of a long breakwater that juts out into the Bay of Biscay at the mouth of the Nalón river, north of San Esteban. The…

Bilbao—Cudillero day 1

Wednesday 19 June 2013 There are some for whom paradise is an endless, flat expanse of white sand by clear, warm, aquamarine waters caressed by overhanging palm trees; there is but a whisper of a breeze, and there are no waves to speak of because the beach lies behind a tropical reef. For Susan and…