After the earlier walk on the Bear Route, and the not-without-problems lunch in L'Esbardu, we were left feeling rather empty, feeling rather dissatisfied.
We decided to go for a drive.
By the time we got the car out, it was already 7pm, and the sky was looking ominous. It wasn't wise to go far; Bandujo looked perfect then. So, off we went.
We missed a turn, doubled back, and went up on the narrow country road. As we climbed, we knew we'd made the right decision. The scenery was breathtaking. Rain clouds floating between lush green mountains rushed us along lest we couldn't make it to Bandujo.
By then, we had to put the windshield wipers on intermittent. I honestly don't remember how long I had to drive; perhaps it was about an hour. I was going slow, savouring the scenery, and besides, it was a winding road. We also stopped a couple of times.
Before long, however, houses appeared in the distance... and the road abruptly ended.
I only had time to take a few shots before the rain started to fall heavier. Had it been earlier and had it not rained, we might have ventured down into the village.
Bandujo is a very small village. According to Wiki, it has a population of 43. Forty-three! And 66 dwellings!
|Stone house in Bandujo|
|Do you want to buy a house?|
|Rooftops and mountain tops|
|The most famous landmark of the village, La Torre de Tuñón, "one of the best preserved late medieval defensive towers of Asturias."|
|Wonder what it'd be like in winter...|
|Lines and curves|
Time to pack our bags again...