I’ve always been something of an idealist.
When I moved to Barcelona, it was all about living ‘the good life on the Mediterranean’. I was attracted to the concept of it above all else.
But deep down, I think it’s the brutish beauty of the Atlantic that excites me most of all.
This is, I’m sure, linked to my upbringing. We longed for wind so we could sail, and waves so we could surf. Staring at a flat sea was never our idea of fun.
My new home in Gijón might be a million miles away from Wales, but moving here has still felt like something of a homecoming.
The salty haze at sunset.
The rumbling lullaby of crashing waves.
The constantly changing landscape.
More from Gijon / Asturias (Northern Spain)
GIJÓN CARNAVAL ~ BLANCO Y NEGRO PHOTO JOURNAL
HIKING GIJÓN’S COASTAL PATH ~ THE JOY OF WINTER SUNSHINE
MOVING TO GIJÓN, ASTURIAS (NORTHERN SPAIN) & WHY I LEFT BARCELONA
CELEBRATING LOVE AND LIFE IN NORTHERN SPAIN ~ A PHOTO JOURNAL
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN ASTURIAS, NORTHERN SPAIN ~ A FOODIE’S GUIDE
ESSENTIAL THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN ASTURIAS, NORTHERN SPAIN ~ AN INSIDE GUIDE
Sharing the same opinion! In Barcelona, you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of… It’s a lovely place to be. The people are wonderful, the scenery is stunning, and the culture is distinctive.