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Las Cuevas y Llastres

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Las Cuevas is for sure one of the prettiest beaches in Asturias, Spain. Parking is limited and this is also one of the most popular beaches in Asturias. From the lot, there is a 25-minute walk to a second beach. San Antonio, which we did not take but is said to be beautiful and less crowded. However, you still must park at Las Cuevas. There is a small outdoor bar/café with restrooms. There is also a 10-minute walk up to a crypt and a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the coast and mountains. For the adventurous, you can venture into sea caves when the tide is low—but we saw lifeguards later asking people to leave.

We lunched in Ribadesella, a cute town with a harbor, a few restaurants and bazaar/souvenir shops. It was also the jumping-off point for kayaking and other adventure sport excursion companies. 

We stayed at the gorgeous Palacio de Luces, a 5 minute drive to the picturesque town of Llastres. Parking isn’t easy, as this town hugs the hills. If you drive the windy road up to El Mirador de San Roque, where there is parking, a cafe, and a spectacular viewpoint.

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Llastres itself has a few small, crowded beaches, but you’re a relatively short drive from Las Cuevas and other beautiful playas, including Playa de la Griega, where Rio Liberdón empties into the Cantabrian Sea. 

— 10 months ago
#spain  #asturias  #llastres  #las cuevas  #beach  #playa  #photography  #travel  #españa  #nikon d7100 
Mosaic on the boardwalk of a beach in Santander, Spain. August 2013.

Mosaic on the boardwalk of a beach in Santander, Spain. August 2013.

— 11 months ago
#design  #tiles  #santander  #spain  #travel  #decor  #moroccan  #mosaic 
Our campsite. A few miles inland from Morro Bay, California.
May 2013.

Our campsite. A few miles inland from Morro Bay, California.

May 2013.

— 11 months ago
#camping  #hiking  #california  #forest  #wilderness  #travel  #photography  #travel photography  #nikon d7100  #morro bay 
Clear Lake. Sisters, Oregon.
June 2013.
This sub-alpine lake, which plunges to depths of nearly 200 feet, remains a few degrees above freezing year-round, thanks to a steady supply of snowmelt, filtered through stone from the nearby Cascades. There are cabins and kayaks to rent as well as lunch and homemade pie to be had, 45 minutes outside of Sisters on Highway 126 (McKenzie Highway).

Clear Lake. Sisters, Oregon.

June 2013.

This sub-alpine lake, which plunges to depths of nearly 200 feet, remains a few degrees above freezing year-round, thanks to a steady supply of snowmelt, filtered through stone from the nearby Cascades. There are cabins and kayaks to rent as well as lunch and homemade pie to be had, 45 minutes outside of Sisters on Highway 126 (McKenzie Highway).

— 11 months ago with 2 notes
#clear lake  #oregon  #bend  #sisters  #travel photography  #travel  #photography  #nikon d7100  #boat  #lake  #pacific northwest 
McWay Falls. Big Sur, California.
May 2013.
A 400-meter walk from the parking lot, which is directly off Highway 1, McWay Falls is the iconic scene of Big Sur. The entire park area was donated by the family who made their home on the cliff above the cove in the early 1900s (the house was destroyed, but the foundations remain). The beach is inaccessible except from the ocean, and visitors are charged a high fee to be rescued from the cliffs—which is probably for the best, since the cove would be overrun by eager beach-goers. 

McWay Falls. Big Sur, California.

May 2013.

A 400-meter walk from the parking lot, which is directly off Highway 1, McWay Falls is the iconic scene of Big Sur. The entire park area was donated by the family who made their home on the cliff above the cove in the early 1900s (the house was destroyed, but the foundations remain). The beach is inaccessible except from the ocean, and visitors are charged a high fee to be rescued from the cliffs—which is probably for the best, since the cove would be overrun by eager beach-goers. 

— 11 months ago with 6 notes
#mcway falls  #big sur  #california  #pacific ocean  #nikon d7100  #photography  #travel photography  #travel  #ocean  #waterfall 

The Arizona Inn. Tucson, Ariz. February 2013. 

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#tucson  #arizona inn  #architecture  #interiors  #arizona  #az  #photography  #nikon