Wednesday 3 September 2014

Llanes rest day

Halfway through the week we took a minibus to the nearby historic town of Llanes. It has two little beaches but not much of a seaside character.
The fishing boats at Llanes are now mostly recreational
The town supposedly dates back to medieval merchants and was reinvigorated in the early 20th century as traders returned with fortunes from America. There was clearly quite a building boom with many shops and residential buildings showing Arts & Crafts echos.

HDR due to shadowing in the narrow streets
I've found the pool cold but today managed 20 lengths (they were really short ones). There was a shock both on entry and when I started a length and my face hit the water. This latter effect is fairly well known as the diving reflex and the principle effect is bradycardia.

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