We drove off a slip road to a small beach at Vidiago where there is a ASCI campsite, La Paz, it looked closed and we weren't sure how to get back to the main road as the slip road appeared to be one way. So we ventured into the campsite to ask the way to Llanes.
Amazingly there were 4 VW campervans on site and with Carlos translating, we discovered that about 100 vans were due to arrive later in the afternoon and that we were welcome to join their group.
We chose a pitch and watched as everyone arrived. Later we headed to the bar for drinks and the Spanish Omelette tasting competition. We tasted quite a few!!! yummy.
The group was well organised with several talks and activities. We watched the photos of 'Light Painting'. This was about enhancing photos by using torchlight and other props. Take a look in the Flickr group here - www.childrenofdarklight.com
The next day we went on a walk in the afternoon to some caves, and made more new friends. Thanks to Oscar and his family for guiding us thought the caves and later providing delicious ham and Sangria with rum. We had a fantastic evening learning to pour cider the local way and tasting plum liqueur.
I was very lucky in the raffle and won a torch and 2 free nights camping at La Paz, so we will be back around the 8th June.
The group is also campaigning to get Free Camping accepted in the area. In the UK we call it Wild Camping and there are not many places in the South of England, but it is more acceptable in Scotland.
Thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome, it was a great introduction to our first few days in Spain and we hope to see you all again somewhere, sometime soon.
Finally some fossils pictures for Andrew. There are massive boulders full of these on the beach here, Crinoidal Limestone possibly???