A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – thirteen

How Mr and Mrs Country Mouse had been enjoying their Spanish holiday! But they’d spent nearly all of it in towns. Their systems demanded a recharge of the kind that could only be provided by a spell in the country. They drove through rural Cantabria, enjoying the hairpin bends and rugged sights of the Collados del Asón  and the Puerto de Alisas. And trees! So many, in forests, clinging to rock faces, or clambering across the slopes….

They can feel a walking holiday coming on….


Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

39 thoughts on “A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – thirteen”

    1. There really is. As we’re not too rain averse, being Brits, I think Cantabria, Asturias, the Basque country and Galicia are where we most want to explore in the near future.

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  1. Dear Margaret,
    what a beautiful country. We were driving around in Spain many years ago and loved it most in the Basque country and Cantabria. Whereas the Mediterranean coast on the other side we found unbearable.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


    1. I do know what you mean by unbearable, if you mean either the humidity or the tourist hot-spots. One advantage of going to be with family is that you can escape most of these, and go in quest of Hidden Treasures. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Margaret – I am certainly enjoying your holiday. At one point in my teaching career I taught geography. It’s been almost a decade sine my switch to science and I keep learning. When I was a geography teacher I left a lot out. Love your photos of the rugged physical geography of northern Spain. There is more than meets the eye. Love the trees!

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