We leave the mountains behind and we turn to the sea. The sea is also wild. Sometimes stormy, always wild. With mighty tides and crashing waves. The charming little fishermen villages are the coordinates to find shelter and humanity. These are places like the tiny Tazones, with a handful of nice little corners, white houses … Continue reading Wild, wild North (Part II)
Over millions of years the rivers and the ice have been working incessantly to capriciously chisel the limestone and dramatically shape this massif. No matter from which angle you approach it, the Picos de Europa National Park (https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/) is truly impressive. Steep, rocky, tall, wild, but also green and full of life. We sort of … Continue reading Wild, wild North (Part I)
We cross the Pyrenees reaching Spain, the 8th country in our journey. Eventually get lost for a few days through the peaks and valleys of the province of Navarra, dotted with towns built in stone, secluded monasteries and beautiful landscape. We just wander around without quite knowing where we really are till we make it … Continue reading Autumn, food, Frank Gehry and Eduardo Chillida
It happened in the surroundings of Saint-Emilion, we arrived on a stormy afternoon and took shelter at the winery Arnaud de Jacquemeau. Dominque, the current winer maker, kindly let us park Polaris in his property, just as the rain was starting to fall with wild intensity. The pouring rain doesn´t stop his father from knocking … Continue reading Lost in wine country
We have spent a couple of weeks wondering through some inner departments of France, namely Limousin, Dordogne and Lot. In all of them the pace of time seems to be slower and tranquility seems to have a higher quality, like filtered through the leaves of the trees and the soul of the stones. These regions … Continue reading Soul of honey, heart of stone
Back in the day, the river Loire was a strategic place, marking a kind of frontier between the north and the south of France. This led to many noble folk to build their castles and fortresses in the area. Extravagant, amazing, grand, romantic, decadent, delirious, beautiful, class conscious, … When seen by today´s eye, many … Continue reading The river and Its Majesties
On our way from Scandinavia to the South, we make a stop in Amsterdam. It is nice to be ´back home´, even if we stay in a camping, but this helped us to see the city from a different perspective. Most importantly we had the chance to catch up with friends, which was wonderful. In … Continue reading Vive la France!