Just before it all starts to get dramatic ... a hint of colour is the magnificent backdrop for an afternoon walk by estuary of the River Navia, named after a Roman goddess of thermal waters.
It turns and increases its intensity, burning orange and maroon, a flaming inferno in the sky. It looks like a cauldron bubbling over, spilling its banned colours over the world before dawn comes to whisk them all away. Banned
The slow transformation, the passage of time, from radiant day to dark autumn night only takes minutes but I have tried to capture it instant by instant. Transformation
Cudillero is a traditional fishing port on the Asturian coast. Its colourful houses, perched on the cliff overlook the Cantabrian Sea in its endless ebb and flow. There's nothing better than stopping to enjoy a cider in one of its many quaint restaurants and at night it is a romantic setting for a dinner and... Continue Reading →
As the end of the month draws closer, the sky swirls and changes minute by minute a tiny bit more, transforming as if the witches were brewing a special rainbow for Samhain. Here's a little ritual you can do... Tiny
https://youtu.be/Vs5p33Kzje8 Spanish bagpipes by the sea... I couldn't be prouder. My oldest son is there! Come north to #TheOtherSpain and you'll find a different world from what you're expecting. Forget cookie cutter vacations and artificial charms. Music from the hills and valleys and beaches of Asturias will fill your ears and transport you to an... Continue Reading →
Beyond the blue horizon, due north, Ireland. All the countries of the Celtic Arc share the same love of music and traditions. Many prefer the Mediterranean, with it's warmth and light. But the north is an undiscovered haven of beauty.
Samhain draws near again... and All Saints follow. After that, the long winter sets in. Long talks on long nights. Winter solstice, snow and cold.