Basque Beach, Spain

In the Basque region of Spain, you’ll find a number of beaches, including this one:

DSC_2587.JPGThe water is a bit chilly compared to the Caribbean. Still, there are people who enjoy the sea, in particular surfing. At some of these beaches, capable life guards keep an eye on things:

DSC_2590.JPGOf course, there is great food just on the other side of the promenade. Enjoy the swim responsibly and carefully.

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Fabada Asturiana

When in Asturias, one must have a bowl of the delicious and filling Fabada Asturiana. Check out the photo below:

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Checkout that blood sausage, bacon, beans, and more. All in one dish. When cooked properly, it’s a nearly all-day affair to steep all those elements into an excellent broth with the right flavor. I’ve had this many times in Spain. Always excellent.

Santa Cueva de Covadonga, Spain

Tucked into a hillside deep in the Asturian countryside, you’ll find the Santa Cueva de Covadonga.

DSC_2701A staircase leads to the chapel and it is worth the climb.

DSC_2686The photo above gives some perspective to the terrain here, which is quite mountainous. Pulling back a little, you can see the altar to the right of the chapel.

DSC_2688This is a place of pilgrimage for many believers. It was impressive to see their devotion and respect.

Covadonga, Spain

Pelayo won a great victory in Covadonga, taking advantage of tactics and terrain to save his kingdom from conquest. As a result, shrines were built and later a massive church.

DSC_2673You can see how the church stands upon an outcropping in the valley. Here’s the statue of Pelayo:

DSC_2669And check out the mountain in the background. The scenery in this part of Spain is nothing short of stunning. Here’s another perspective on the church.6D210737-35CF-49AD-AF5C-D3E598BBA6E3I’ll have another post soon that shows the tiny chapel built into a hillside cave. Check back frequently.