Bonar to Potes

Replete with food and fuel I leave on LE331 and head north-east to Embalse del Porma, a huge lake with a very impressive dam at one end. The well surfaced, empty road skirts the outside of the lake, passing through tunnels…

Mirantes to Bonar

I rise at 09:30 and take down the tent, much to the delight of a pair of Robins, who dart about the place and peck at insects uncovered by the removal of my ground sheet. Saying goodbye to Helena and…

Camping at Mirantes de Luna

Having decided to spend another day at Mirantes, I left the campsite at 11:00 to find fuel at Magdalena and enjoy a day of riding without luggage. But first some breakfast, and I find a small bar on the edge…

Somiedo to Mirantes de Luna

The view from the tent in the morning of September 2nd was everything I imagined it to be – the sleepy town waking up as the sun rose behind my tent, illuminating the mountains on the other side gradually until the…

Arenal de Moris to Somiedo

In hindsight, my first campsite at Arenal de Moris on the north coast just east of Gijon wasn’t all that great. The owners had placed me at what turned out to be a busy intersection between the rest of the tents (few),…

Safe but tired, not sure where.

Today has been a day of superlatives. The most amazing roads I’ve ridden to date, the most spectacular scenery. The craziest Spanish driving, the nearest miss. The most idyllic campsite. It’s also been a very long day and I’ve just…

Cantiella

The best way to describe the scene on the car deck of the Pont Aven is utter chaos, at least as far as the bikes are concerned. When we arrived everybody unloaded as soon as they pulled up, so it…

Plymouth – Santander

The 103 mile ride from Goathurst to Plymouth was predictably slow and rather damp. Traffic on Somerset and Devon roads travels in lethargic clumps of 8-10 cars, all trying to get past the lead car, which in most cases was…

Wedding at Halswell House

Now, where was I? Aah, yes … The night at Blackmore Farm was comfortable and restful, the breakfast of Somerset Smokies divine. Ann and Ian Dyer gave me a small booklet which they’d put together to answer some of the…

All aboard!!

Well, here I am, aboard the good ship Pont Aven in Plymouth. We’re not yet underway so I’m taking advantage of the still free 3G connection to let y’all know that the wedding was splendid and a fabulous time was…