The Geese Guardians of the Tower of Mogrovejo

The main point of interest in Mogrovejo was a 13th century tower that was down a wooded pathway.

Al ventured down the path and I followed a minute later after stopping to take a photo of a ‘Particular’ (Private) sign.
A 'Particular' (Private) sign in Mogrovejo, a village in a Picos de Europa, SpainAs I went along the path I could hear geese, whose squawking started getting louder and louder. Al had disappeared around a corner and I called out, “Al, be careful, those geese sound really annoyed!”

The squawking rose in intensity and then Al came flying around the corner with the geese flapping behind him. Hilarious – too bad I didn’t have my video running at the time!

I did grab a quick shot of the geese once they’d retreated back to the yard, enough to know they weren’t “three times the size of a Canada Goose,” as Al described them.
The guardian geese of the tower Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain Back at the gate we ran into a Spanish couple who had also come to see the tower. Al warned them with much arm flapping that if they continued down the path they would run into some “ocas malas” (nasty geese).

The husband grabbed a rock to throw at them. “Not a rock,” his wife said, “a stick…” as she rummaged through the brambles. “We need something that can be used more than once,” and she pulled out an old sign.

Thus armed, they headed down the path. “Al, get your camera ready!” I called.
Treading carefully down a path trying to avoid the guardian geese in Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain Unfortunately they were wiser than Al and retreated at the first squawk so we didn’t get a chance at another shot of the geese guardians of the tower of Mogrovejo.

We did some walking around, wondering if we could find another vantage point to get a shot of the tower.
A walking trail in Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain Brambles on a stone fence in Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain Finally we found a safe spot to photograph the tower — the geese are on the other side of the fence!
The 13th century tower in Mogrovejo, a village in a Picos de EuropaSatisfied to have at least caught a glimpse of the tower we strolled through the village.
An old lady makes her way down the steep streets of a village in the Picos de Europa, Spain An old apple tree in front of a church.
An old apple tree in front of a church in Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain The sun came out again leaving us admiring the views and the light.An old wagon wheel leans against a stone barn in a village in the Picos de Europa, SpainThe evening light on the tile roofs of the village.
View of Mogrovejo, a mountain village in a Picos de Europa, Spain Then I turned around and there was the tower in all its glory!
The 13th century tower in Mogrovejo, a village in a Picos de EuropaMogrovejo is one of a string of tiny villages between Potes, where we were staying, and Fuente Dé where we went up into the Picos de Europa via the teleférico.
Map of Potes to Fuente Dé in the Picos de Europa, Spain More on our October 2014 trip to Spain.

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