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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

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

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There are several different tracks… but go where you want

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This is lake Ercina

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There are horses

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And down the road…

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is lake Enol

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With… more horses

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

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This is Covadonga Monastery on the road up to the lakes

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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 🙂

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