Miles walked: 184.25 Miles left to go: 314.75
It’s a year now since I first saw this house. It was Roger’s second visit and he had previously made some notes: house very small, needs too much renovation, land all steep. He’d added two other things – that the location was stunning and that I would love it. Ha, right on all counts! So here we are living in our small rundown house, clinging precariously to the side of a mountain; it’s our home and we are very happy here.
It is hard work and there is much to be done but we have never been frightened of rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in. We have taken a leaf out of the locals’ book, though; they work very hard but there is no rush or rage in what they do. There is always time to chat and enjoy the view. To rest. To reflect. To be. Our life here is a gentle one, each day full of simple pleasures and things that make us smile. Yes, of course, there is the work and problems and worries as there would be anywhere else but they are far outweighed by the privilege of living in such a peaceful, beautiful place. Here is our week in images, a taste of the life we have here.
Gracias, Asturias – we’d like to stay awhile. 🙂