Rumbo al Norte – Day 7: Ribadesella

It had to be seen, although we couldn’t remember why. But after the dinosaur fiasco, we needed something sure. Something we knew would be there and wouldn’t be affected by the tides.

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Ribadesella is interesting because it sits on the banks (riba) of a river (the Sella) at the very point in which it rushes into the ocean. And the funny thing is that half of the town is on the river, facing a river bank that has turned into a beach, and the other, more residential area is facing the ocean, a beach at its doors.

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Facing the river

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facing the ocean

Another thing I really liked were the colours (ok ok, I know I keep on saying this but Asturias is so colourful!) and the old colonial houses built on the boardwalk. Colonial houses, you ask? Yep. These houses were built by successful tobacco and cotton merchants that spent half of their lives in Mexico, Cuba and other latino countries and then came home. But when they arrived, used to as they were to high colonial standards, they decided that they’d change the things that they could.

Not the mentality, no.

Not the nature around them, no.

They’d make their homes as similar as possible to the ones they had abroad.

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Not bad, huh?

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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