Summer in Asturias: A Photo/Video Journal

Eucalyptus explorations and sunburned days by the emerald-green Cantabrian Sea. Hot sticky sunsets and cider-fuelled fiestas.

This was my summer in Asturias, northern Spain.

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

The secluded serenity of Playa de Serín nudist beach near Gijón.

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa de Serín nudist beach in Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Nautical club, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Nautical club, Gijón.

San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Tracking the sun. San Lorenzo beach, Gijón.

San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijón hotspot.

San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Sandy feet and smiles for miles. San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón.

San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

San Lorenzo Beach, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Primary pensioners. San Lorenzo beach, Gijón.

Don Pelayo, Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Don Pelayo.

Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Café and Rose.

Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Madre y la mar.

Gijón, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Mother’s touch.

Aviles, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Avilés.

Aviles, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Crossword cuddles in Avilés.

Aviles, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Aviles, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Avilés.

Gijon, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Theatre of the mind. Gijón.

Gijon, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Golden.

Cuesta del Cholo, Gijon, Asturias (northern Spain) by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Cuesta del Cholo, the place to see and be seen during sunset in Gijón.

Barrio de Cimadevilla, Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Barrio de Cimadevilla – Gijón’s fishermen’s quarter.

Barrio de Cimadevilla, Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Tied up in sunshine.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

The hard sell.

Gijon Street Photography, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gold and silver.

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Princess of Piloña.

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Antonia my hero.

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Passing the time.

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Bang, bang, then drink it down…

Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Pink slipper sniper.

Oviedo, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Oviedo, the ‘city of statues’.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijón colours.

Salinas surf festival, Asturias, northern Spain – by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Salinas surf festival.

Playa De Estaño, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

In calm or storm. Playa De Estaño.

Playa De Estaño, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa De Estaño, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Spanish sunscreen.

Sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

sunset seducer.

Sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Minor catastrophes.

Sidra pouring world record at sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Sidra pouring at sunset for the world record in Gijón.

Sidra pouring world record at sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Ideological allies.

Sidra pouring world record at sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Botellina.

Sidra pouring world record at sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Un culín.

Sidra pouring world record at sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

 Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Prince Pablo.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Wolf in puppy’s clothing.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Fictional reality.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Sister sangria.

Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon street photography, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon street photography, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon street photography, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Dreams of grandeur.

Gijon's Semana Negra, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon’s Semana Negra.

Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

The burdens of intimacy. Playa de Poniente, Gijón.

Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Puppy love.

Personal photography by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Rosie in the garden.

Asturias, northern Spain photography by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Summer passes.

Sunset in Gijon, Asturias, northern Spain photography by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Bright sparks of Gijon.

Gijon's iconic Mother of Migrants statue, bidding farewell to the many children who left Asturias in search of a better life elsewhere... by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon’s iconic Mother of Migrants statue, bidding farewell to the many children who left Asturias in search of a better life elsewhere…

Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Play time at Playa de Poniente, Gijón.

Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Great abandon.

Playa de Poniente, Gijón, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Day’s last cast. Gijón.

Gijón sunset, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijón sunburn.

Gijón sunset, Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

One hot minute at Mirador de La Providencia, Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

One hot minute at Mirador de La Providencia, Gijon.

Gijon fiesta - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Tools of persuasion.

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Strangers in the night.

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

The art of la fiesta.

Pouring Asturian cider at a fiesta in Gijon - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

All day, all night…

Gijon at night - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon at night - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon at night - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

Gijon at night - Asturias, northern Spain by Ben Holbrook from DriftwoodJournals.com

The last one…

Ben Holbrook, Photographer

Sundowner selfie.


Summer in Asturias


Make it Happen

Discover more: See all of my posts on Asturias here and my videos filmed in Asturias here.

Find flights to Asturias here: From the UK, the US, and from elsewhere in Spain.

Find trains/buses to and around Asturias here: Omio.com

Rent a car in Asturias here: Discovercarhire.com

Find apartments, hotels and hostels in Asturias here: Booking.com/Asturias


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Summer in Asturias, by Ben Holbrook from Driftwood Journals


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