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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Oviedo, Covadonga Lakes, Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Covadonga

Today we woke up and it was so cold! I could see my breath! We had to put on the heater for the first/only time which is crazy. To go from so so hot in Granada to needing the heater here we had a bit of everything on this trip

I had a waterfall hike planned up in the mountains, but the road to get there was a bit narrow and windy so we decided to just head on to Oviedo instead. 


We wandered through Campo de San Francisco park which was pretty nice



And then around town

















This was a really nice town and one of my favorites! Lots of cute shops to look at, not just tourist shops, and I would definitely go back and spend more time here!

Then we headed off to spy on Covadonga Lakes...and it was SO foggy! 

You can see so much


Driving was a bit slow...there would be moments when the fog would clear, then all of a sudden you couldn't see anything

And there were lots of cows on the road!

We didn't spend much time at the lake and just headed back down to our next stop - the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Covadonga.


We parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up


First stop - Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Covadonga - a tiny chapel in the rock wall



Views from there





We got there with perfect timing - a big group was just leaving and we had the place to ourselves for a few minutes

Then you can walk through the caves to the Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga.


So many spooky clouds!

Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga.





Then back down to the car


On the way back to the car, we found some waterfalls in the woods. Then it was off to camp (Camping Naranjo de Bulnes) where it was rainy with lots of low clouds. Even though it was a cloudy afternoon it was still a fun day

10.19km walked/24 flights

 

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