All entries for Monday 01 June 2009

June 01, 2009

Ribadesella, Asturias

Follow-up to Funicular de Bulnes, Picos de Europa, Asturias from Transversality - Robert O'Toole

The Rio Sella cascades down from the Picos de Europa, quickly losing its momentum, and flowing out into the Bay of Biscay at the smart sea side resort of Ribadesella.

On several occasions we drove the short distance along the twisty coast road from Llanes, for drinks and food at the elegant Pastelería-Bombonería Nerian.

Ribadesella's long beach:

Ribadesella beach

Just like Baywatch:

Beach babe

Lawrence always finds interesting material for a beach sculpture:


The Hotel Villarosario is one of many elegant buildings:


Towns and villages in Asturias usually have a new play area:

Play area

The play area is next to a lagoon with a series of bird hides. We spotted a citrine warbler in the trees.


ThePastelería-Bombonería Nerian serves great pizza, hambuergesas, and an amazing selection of confections:


Chocolate shop

Chocolate shop 2