On the northern coast of Spain, Gijon has seen its share of invaders over the centuries. It has actually become important in maritime really only in the last century with the advent of roads and rail (looking at the map, seeing the mountainous regions, this more than makes sense).
Sidre (a form of hard cider) is a major product of the area. We refrained due to considerations of head and stomachs.
Instead, we debarked the ship and boarded the free shuttle into town.
After wandering around with cameras for a couple of hours, it was time to stop at a cafe for Caffe con Leche and Wifi. As it turns out, Wifi costs 4E without coffee, or two coffees for 4E gets you access to the WiFi. Good deal either way when compared to the ship’s cost of 250minutes/$100US.
The day after is supposed to be Lisbon (provided the dock workers are not on strike) with a sea day to the Azores before 7 straight days at sea to Ft Lauderdale.