Another week, another beach. Two beaches this time, in fact, and not a supermarket in sight! It was Friday, the sun was shining, we’ve had a busy week of digging and stone shifting so it felt like time for a picnic and a wander. This is Playa del Silencio, just a twenty minute drive from home and a real gem. The narrow cove entrance keeps the wild Atlantic rollers at bay: no surf dude beach this, it’s rather more like a gentle aquamarine lagoon. The cliffs are immense and the rock formations are completely fascinating, what we need now is our pet geologist to explain it all – surely this can’t be muddy limestone again, can it? All those colours and textures – wow! ( Yes, of course, I was thinking yarn projects!)
A short distance westwards and we found Playa de Gueirua. A slightly longer walk to this one and a bit of a hairy rock scramble at the bottom where the steps had been washed away. There was a very different feel to this beach. Old abandoned fishing boats, underwater rocks, waves crashing in from two directions. Wild. Breathtaking. Beautiful. We need to go back at low tide when all those rocks are exposed. What a place.
I suppose I should be getting used to the sheer diversity and raw beauty of Asturias by now, but everywhere we turn there are new places to discover and surprises to savour. It is a jewel. I love it here. If you fancy a taste, try some of the videos and ‘drone views’ on this website – it’s fantastic: Where is Asturias? Yes, of course it’s promotional but trust me, Asturias really is like that . . . and there is so much more of it waiting for us to explore. Yippee! 🙂