It was a good job that Ingrid suggested packing up yesterday afternoon as there was more rain overnight and we woke to more thunder and rain. We left at 10am and headed down the N634 to San Vicente de Barquera and then on to the A8 motorway in the direction of Oviedo and Gijon. The A8 motorway runs along the coast and at times we were close to the beach and at other times we were further away, we ran alongside the Picos de Europe mountains which were spectacular. We went through several tunnels, some over a mile in length, and the motorway in places was a little rough. As we needed to top up with groceries we pulled off the motorway at Gijon and went to Lidl less than a kilometre away, shopped and then returned to the motorway. Throughout the journey we had a mixture of weather from heavy rain, light drizzle and dry partially blue skies. We turned off the motorway onto the N632 and followed the signs and the satnav to Cudillero and down a local road AS317 to the campsite. We checked in at 12.40 and were allocated a large grassy pitch. We had a quick coffee in the campsite bar and then got set up and just after I had the awning erected it started to rain.
We had some lunch and then during the afternoon we had some heavy rain showers. During the afternoon the sky brightened for a bit and it stopped raining so we went for a walk to the beach that was 1.4km away. After about half a kilometre the road started to wind steeply downhill and we decided it was a bit too steep for us to climb back up so we made the most of the view and then headed back to the campsite and just as we got back the rain started again. So we settled down to read and update this blog and we will try the campsite restaurant this evening.