Mon 22/08/16: After a quiet Sunday night high up in the hills of Bilbao we made our way to another Unesco World heritage site- the Vizcaya Bridge at Portugalete, a transporter bridge and one of the few still operational since it’s construction in 1893. A David thing I hear you say. No actually not, since some time ago whilst chatting to my fellow wine … [Read more...] about Not a Bull in Sight
Archives for August 2016
We have been lucky over the past month to have some of our friends visit while we moved across the north of Spain from Galicia in the northwest to Basque country in the northeast. Now back on our own for while we are heading across Spain along the Pyrenees to Barcelona. NiKi our most lovely home has performed amazingly. In up to 42 degrees, covering some very rough … [Read more...] about 10,000 miles and 100 stops and still rolling.
Pintxos (Basque spelling) or tapas is the question. Both are seriously wonderful and a great in sight into the food of Spain and it's regions. The south is tapa world and the north lives and revels in it's choice and variety of pintxos For us supposedly living on a budget you can't beat 'free' tapas, but there is so much choice in pintxos and a great part of the delight … [Read more...] about Pinch or Tap
Two of David’s favourite colours in the world of food. Black = black pudding. Red= red wine and we managed to cover the top Spanish of each in one week and also pay homage to one of Spain’s leading golfers, the great Seve. Mon 08/08/16: Up and last lot of washing on before we go on the hunt for chocolate with churros in the very bonita town of Santillana del Mar. In the south … [Read more...] about Black to Red
An interesting week as we headed into the Picos de Europa mountains. We have done many a stunning drive through mountains and valleys but this was a whole different ball game. The roads were almost impossible at times and the up's and down's tested NiKi to the full and us as well. The food was all about local produce, cheese, meats etc and we did buy as much locally as we … [Read more...] about A Drop Too Many
Mon 25/07/16: Feast Day of Santiago. So the night before lots of fireworks again in the main town. We were planning to go but somehow just didn’t make it, but we watched from a far and spectacular they were. The Monday again lots going on in the main square and all around the cathedral as the locals celebrated their Saints Days with mass and various family feasts whilst the … [Read more...] about Magic Mushroom