FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Hondarribia to Bilboa to Cangas de Onis, Spain

July 20, 2012 by  

Day 10 – Thursday, July 19 – Hondarribia to Bilboa to Cangas de Onis, Spain

Guggenheim Museum



  • “Goldilocks Bed”
  • my  computer is still working
  • 10 am depart for Bilbao
  • Guggenheim Museum – designed by Frank Gehry is a work of art – limestone, titanium & glass – inspired by a silvery fish – evokes wind-filled sails heading out to sea
  • only driving 3.5 hours before our next overnight stop
  • pretty drive with mountains & lots of trees
  • take “secret way” to Cangas de Onis – narrow, twisty, back roads
  • see fox run across road
  • drive past farms
  • Cangas de Onis is 12th century monastery next to river – cows grazing across the street

Outside Sculpture


  • bed is a little on the hard side
  • wake up to clouds & cooler temp
  • my computer pop up warning saying “hard drive failure imminent”
  • Garmin & Road Atlas have different exit ramp #’s to Cangas de Onis (first time this has happened)
  • dinner starts @ 8:30 pm
  • can’t open windows here – lots of bugs – where there’s cows there’s flies

FF (FUN-fact) – Main entrance to museum features Jeff Koons’ 42-ft-tall West Highland Terrier sculpture covered with 60,000 plants & flowers.