We’re back in the mountains I so love. Our journey is 100 km of winding mountain roads, on the edge of the Picos de Europa, on the way to Fuentes De where we can catch a cable car to the top.
On the way, we pass through Austurias into Cantabria and the many stone cottage villages dotted through the mountains.
The scales are too grand to appreciate in a photo, no matter how large the screen.
When we arrive late in the afternoon, the mountain carpark is a circus, far too crowded to accommodate us. Instead we take refuge some kilometres down the road along the river, complete with pretty blue butterfly and glorious view.
In the still of the evening, crowds all bar gone, the mountains are majestic. Bathed in a soft light, they dwarf all that surround them. I find this landscape mesmerising and while Chris plays the dance of where best to park, I make the most of the evening light to capture it as best I can. Cloud free, we sleep under another still, inky, starburst sky.