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Grumpy Old Man
Beyond the walls publication.

Published since January 2006

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Spain – Day 6: Cangas de Onis to Ambasmestas

Day six, was a travel day with a destination of Ambasmestas, Spain for a one night layover. As we departed Cangas de Onis the terrain began changing almost immediately from steep rocky mountain to smaller mountains with valley’s and then to mostly hilly plains.

Spain – Day 5: Cangas de Onis and surrounding area

For the morning’s adventure, we “free-styled” to the northern coast stopping at the happened upon Mirador del Fito observation point which provided spectacular views of the Asturias coast and the Pico’s de Europa.

Spain – Day 4: Azpeitia to Cangas de Onis

Our hotel in Azpeitia (meaning ‘down the rock’ in Basque) appeared to be a centuries old converted family home run by a brother and sister with the help of other family members. The dining area, with stone arches, the kitchen…

Spain – Day 3: To San Sebastian

The third morning of we arose to the sound of small bells beyond the balcony of our room. Behind the hotel was a garden and a fenced enclosure with goats, wearing bells. Bonnie took a photo of the goats reaching for the tender low lying leaves of a tree.

Spain – Day 2: Madrid to Azpeitia

Vacations are about sleeping in late and then having a nice breakfast/brunch when you do decide to get up – right? FORGET IT, that memo was misplaced, or I suspect purposefully hidden from me, for most of our Spain trip.

Spain: Arrival Madrid

I look upon international coach air travel as slow torture. Put me on a long enough flight and I’ll tell you anything, promise you anything, simply to disembark. A large part of my view on this comes from being tall with long legs and the airlines shrinking the spacing between rows to get as many of us “cattle” as possible on a plane. Such flights are the only times…

Northern Spain by car

A couple of close friends along with my wife and I recently returned from a long planned car tour of northern Spain.


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And here I am

Walking through the quiet woods on a wet foggy day contemplating this great world and “brave” nation I find myself in…

Sunrise with Moon?

There is actually a crescent Moon in this photo…although it’s a little hard to see at this size.