I wrote in my piece last night about winding down here in Gijon. There are some interesting contrasts to Oviedo where I had previously been hanging out. First, the obvious Gijon although only about 49 miles north of Oviedo is a beach town. A former fishing village with a port. As such it’s a town focused on beaches, watersports including surfing. There’s a nice little aquarium here.
Unlike Oviedo there’s not a lot olof street art, mostly the standard statues to past heroes and religious figures. There are a few churches, but nothing like the fancy churches and cathedral in Oviedo.
I like Gijon, the weather is great, the beaches are nice. There’s a walkway along the beach for at least 5 miles. The food has been good.
One other difference is that as a beach community and a little more tourist focused. There’s more English here. Several of the desk clerks speak English, the entrance person at the aquarium. A lot more signs here have English translations and generally people seem to be more patient with my bad Spanish.
I’ve enjoyed both towns and would consider coming back someday. I have one full day left here before I head for Santiago de Campostela for a few days. Hope you are all well and have a happy day my friends. – Rev Kane