Monday, 30 May 2016

Camino: Spain & Ferry, day 9

We had a great stay at Villa Auristela, Villapedre which although the sign outside shows two stars, we thought deserves more!. The building design is incredible, & kept immaculately clean, well presented. The couple who owned the hotel were so attentive & very hospitable. Breakfast was great - a good extended continental one, the serrano ham was especially worthy of note!

The weather stayed dry & sunny for our journey to Santander, which was a blessing - as riding in the rain is not the best way to enjoy a motorcycle!

We rode through Villapedre, Gijon, Torrelavega, to Santander. While on the coastal motorway, to our right was the Picos de Europa mountain range - a stunning landscape. To our left, we could often see the sea, which looked so blue & inviting!

After 3 hour great riding, we arrived at Santander - along with dozens of other bikers!

Our ship for the return journey (Santander to Portsmouth) was the Pont-Aven which is significantly larger & better equipped than the one outbound ship (Portsmouth to Caen) Normandie. We had a nice room, made ourselves comfortable & in the evening enjoyed a film at the onboard cinema: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - which we loved, even though the critics hated it! 

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