Vandog Traveller

The glacial lakes of Northern Spain – 19 photos

I was driving west just north of the Picos De Europa Mountains in Northern Spain (Asturian region) and headed to some lakes that I thought looked interesting on the map. I found out when I got there that these are the Covadonga lakes – two stunning glacial lakes sitting at an altitude of 1134m in the mountains.

The Covadonga lakes are here

This place is… I’ll just show you the photos:

There are several different tracks… but go where you want

This is lake Ercina

There are horses

And down the road…

is lake Enol

With… more horses

I like the jagged rough rockyness and the low bright winter light

This is Covadonga Monastery on the road up to the lakes

It’s really good to be back out in the open again. Two days before this I was lying under the van in the wet and cold (see the video), and now… it’s like I’ve been dropped into a different world. Was I really having a bad time with the van last week?

Next time I’m here I’ll walk along the Cares Gorge. I guess I have to save some things 🙂