Funicular de Bulnes, Picos de Europa, Asturias
From our house in Poo de Llanes, Asturias, we could look South towards the Picos de Europa range. I had ridden through the mountains with Martin a couple of years ago, and wanted to take Emma and Lawrence to see the mountains, streams, meadows and eagles.
We drove down to the Arenas de Cabrales for coffee and tortilla. Here's a photo from the Garganta de Cares (gorge of the river Cares) to the East of Arenas:
Steep meadows fill the valleys:
The road winds along the river:
A grain store, typical of Asturias. Traditional farming practices are common throughout:
Boarding the Funicular de Bulnes train, which travels 2km underneath a mountain, up to mountain village:
At the other end of the tunnel, we walked along a remote mountain foot path.
Fishing in a mountain stream:
Goats, just like those in Lawrence's herd in Africa:
A view across to the peak of Naranjo de Bulnes, still covered in snow at Easter. As we looked out to the mountain, many large raptors drifted by on a thermal: Golden Eagles & Griffon Vultures.