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Mayoor's Family Holiday, Picos de Europa

What a privilege it was for Martin and I to welcome the remarkable Patel family to the Picos de Europa, sixteen members of the family aged from twelve to fifty plus, threw themselves without exception into all the activities showing a huge amount of enthusiasm, humour and graciousness. We trekked and climbed mountains, stayed overnight in the mountains, swam in rivers and sea, walked the Costa Verde, rode horses, canoed down the Rio Sella, canyoned in the Desfiladera de Hermida, enjoyed Aurora’s cooking, tackled rock faces in the Liebana valley and hunted for dinasaur footprints… awesome!
Mayoor’s full gallery

Summit Los Horcados Rocos
Griffon vulture soaring on the thermals, it has a wing span of nearly 9 feet
Kesh walking on the beach, Playa de la Griega, Costa Verde
Avisha, Playa la Griega, Costa Verde
Sea Holly and butterfly in the Western Massif of the Picos de Europa
Mayoor and daughter Avisha, Playa La Griega, Costa Verde
Cloud inversion, Mirador Ordiales, Western Massif of Picos de Europa
Sunrise over the Eastern Massif of the Picos de Europa from the Aliva Hotel.
Standing in the Dinasaur footprints, Playa de la Griega, Costa Verde
A rock star is born: Shivani climbing in the Liebana Valley
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) high in the Picos de Europa
'The Professor' Canyoning in the Desfiladera Hermida
El Naranjo and the Bay of biscay from Horcados Rocos
Rooshi, Mirador ordiales, Western Massif Picos de Europa
The Patel Clan gather on the last morning, veranda Nevandi