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The Wild West of the North

On a cold sleety day, a horseback rider makes his way along a trail in one of the wildest corners of Spain, the region of Continue Reading →

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Green Spain

playa-de-toribia-asturias-spainThe Playa de Torimbia, in Asturias, northern Spain. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Taking the High Road

Storm clouds roll in over the Puerto de Pajares in northern Spain. Connecting Asturias with Leon, the road over the mountain pass reaches a 17% gradient, and was once Continue Reading →

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Scenery on Big Screens

Crossing the mountains that divide León from Asturias, Renfe’s high-speed Alvia train slows to a crawl to negotiate tight turns. Having a bit more time to enjoy the views didn’t seem to upset anyone. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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Sentries of Tradition

On a cold November day, sleet that wants to be snow falls on a pasture high in the mountains of Somiedo, Asturias. This wild corner of Spain, still home to wolves and brown bears, has for centuries been used by Continue Reading →

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Seaside Salad

The rocky, rugged coastline near Llanes, in Asturias, is home to samphire, an edible wild plant. “Half-way down, Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!” wrote Shakespeare in The Tragedy of King Lear, referring to the dangerous business of collecting it. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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