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Gijion; An undiscovered cruise port in Spain as information was hard to come by, however, made contact with Luis( ) and a tour was arranged. Luis was waiting at the port and away we went, we started the tour by driving along the Spanish coastline then into the hills and eventually we ended up at the “Covadonga sanctuary”. The Covadonga sanctuary is where the Re-conquest of Spain began under king Pelayo, his remains are buried in the cave alongside La Santina. We visited the Basilica and made our way to our lady of Covadonga shrine located in a cave, simply awesome. Leaving Covadonga we drove to see the Luces lighthouse which afforded us a magnificent view of the coastline this was followed by a drive to the small fishing village of “Lastres” where Luis maneuvered narrow streets eventually winding down to the seafront. Here we enjoyed a wonderful local meal in a restaurant overlooking the ocean and a massive seawall. On our way back to Gijon we stopped at the Providence Park to get more views atop Gijon before heading back to the ship. A great day with Luis, our tour was about 6-7 hrs and we got to see parts of Spain only the locals can encounter.


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