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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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3 Comments

  1. Country Code Country Code

    great collection of pictures, thanks for sharing

  2. Isobel Isobel

    Fantastic photos and lovely writing thank you for sharing.

    • Gracias Isobel! Really appreciate the support. Asturias really is a natural paradise, as they call it!

      Ben

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