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Monday, August 3, 1998
Arenas de Cabrales to Oviedo, Spain
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Oviedo, Spain:
Latitude: 43° 23' 2" North
Longitude: 5° 46' 15" West
Altitude: 867 feet
From Seattle: 5608 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Pensión Riesgo

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Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Asturias
Route: Bus: Arenas de Cabrales - Llanes, Llanes - Oviedo
Start: Arenas de Cabrales
Stop 1. Llanes
End:Oviedo, Spain
Linear:60 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Cathedral Oviedo, Spain

Altar Cathedral, Oviedo, Spain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 480
Linear Dist: 121332
Countries Visited: 33
Regions Visited: 134
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Hotels: 101
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 41
Hostels: 134
Transit: 49
Beers: 1867
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Journal Entry:
Despite my best efforts (i.e. Not hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock) I missed my bus. I was still a good 10 meters from the stop when it passed me. The next bus to Oviedo wasn't until 4pm, whcih meant I wouldn't get there until about 6:30, probably too late to go any further, I'd been hoping to get all the way to Santiago de Compostela. It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, plus all the tourists seem to have disappeared now that it was Monday. Perfect hiking... except I can hardly move. All the joints involved in my legs feel like they've been filled with sand. And I won't even start on the bottom of my feet...

I finally found a bus that was going to Llanes, wich has regular busses to Oviedo. It means a couple extra hours on the bus, but it will still get me there four hours before waiting for the next bus would. Got to the train station in Oviedo and found out that even if I'd made my morning bus it was extemely unlikely that I would have made the train (I would have had to run the six blocks to the train station from the bus station and bought a ticket in five minutes, and that's assuming the bus would have been on time). So now I'm stuck in Oviedo until tomorrow morning. I should have spent a few hours in Llanes on the beach...

Spent the afternoon wandering around the Cathedral (at least it's cool and quiet inside), and here at the internet cafe.


Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Oviedo
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Spain
CIA World Fact Book: Spain

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