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Ribadeo to Santiago

And cathedral Beach

semi-overcast 22 °C

In Ribadeo, we are looking out over the Eo River from our room.
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We have gone half board, so we have a lovely big dinner and roll back to bed. In the morning with dinner still on our stomachs, we don’t have space for too much food before we head off. In Ribadeo, we are trying to find a laundrette, but the only place we can find is industrial. Laundrettes are not to easy to find in Spain. We reckon it won’t be a problem in Santiago de Compostella with all those dirty and sweaty pilgrims needing a clean!!
Head out to the coast line to look along the cliffs and beaches in the area. The coast is quite rocky and known for its formations. We have a pleasant drive along looking for the famous Praia de Catedrais, the cathedral beach. We wander along a broken asphalt road until, where a branch road comes off the coastal further inland, the road suddenly becomes a lot newer, wider and marked – and there is a car park divided up for buses, campervans and cars – I think we have found it.
The local cliffs

The local cliffs


The cathedral beach is known for the rock formations carved out of the cliffs by the wave action on the Bay of Biscay. There are some great arches as well as deep caves and fissures. The cliffs are very layered and flaky in appearance but where the rocks are rattled around in the caves as the waves come in the walls are worn smooth.
Supporting the locals

Supporting the locals

Nature reflected

Nature reflected


The rest of the day is travelling across to Santiago. So far, we can see where the current Spanish deficit has gone. They are building roads hand over fist. And not little roads either, but massive freeways to cut through the mountain passes and do away with the windy ‘A’ roads. We have been on and seen them making some massive bridges and smaller tunnels, by the time it is complete, it will be a fast trip around Spain - but you may lose touch with what you want to see.
We reach Santiago, and book into the hotel. They have a pool but it is only a summer pool, and not open in late May! So - go and do the washing instead. Well, I do the washing while the others go shopping. I get to write post cards for a few minutes before switching to Monty Python on the ipod.
Washing done its into Santiago at night to get a bite to eat. We don’t get into the old city and have a light tapas dinner at a pub.

Posted by lostagain 02:55 Archived in Spain

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