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Barreiros

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  • Day663

    Never straying too far from the Atlantic, today's journey nonetheless took us up up to nearly 200m above sea level. The digital boards over the motorway displayed warnings of fog and sure enough, there was a huge sea fret hanging heavy in the air, obscuring the tops of the rolling hills. We had been revelling in temperatures that rarely fell below double figures, but the altitude and conditions sunk the thermometer reading to 6°C.

    Our area de autocaravanas was at the back of a residential estate, overlooking the Foz estuary. The ground was layed with a paved track and 'grasscrete'; the concrete with holes set in it for grass to grow through. We definitely liked the fact that grass and a plethora of flowering plants grew around the van wheels. The attractive yellow Cape Marigold had taken particularly well at the edges of the car park and lined the paths down to the beach.

    When we arrived the tide was out, exposing a large expanse of soft sand. On the other side of the estuary was a forested hillock and the beginning of Foz town, the buildings growing in height and density as they neared the centre. A small, rubber floored play park sat between us and the water. Later in the day we took a walk onto a sandy spit of land that was protected as a nature reserve. Again, ground nesting Plovers reportedly inhabited the area, but we didn't see any. Instead black crows soared and hopped about and wheatears flashed their white rears before diving down to camouflage themselves amongst the ground vegetation. The sand supported a surprising variety of plants, many of them in flower. The air was infused with the aroma of nectar and the sound of buzzing bees. Purple clover grew in large patches, petite, subtle, creamy yellow ground flowers clumped together. Our attention was grabbed by large, intensely pink flowers of a succulent that goes by the name of 'pig face'. Dipping down onto the far beach, then cutting back over the spit to the one adjacent to the van, we watched sandpipers flying low over the water and curlews dipping their long, slightly curved beaks into the sand in hope of a tasty treat. We felt incredibly fortunte to be there!

    Later on the Guardia Civil drove by, taking note of our number plate; we have got used to this in Spanish areas de autocaravanas. Another visitor was the 'Venda Pan' man, who came round beeping the horn of his white van with bread, cakes and pastries for sale. It is the beginning of the season where it can be profitable for traders to visit motorhome stopovers. We didn't need anything that evening, but did buy a couple of cream pastries from him when he came round the following morning.
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  • Day82

    Praias dos Cathedrales

    July 29 in Spain

    Für diesen Strand braucht man sogar eine Art Ticket. Das Ticket kann man online buchen. Es ist umsonst, aber die Spanier wollen damit kontrollieren, wie viele Personen am Tag den Stand besuchen. Es sind sehr viele die den Stand besuchen!
    Wichtig ist es hier bei Ebbe herzukommen, da man nur dann die Höhlen und Bögen sehen kann, die die Natur hier geschaffen hat. Man fühlt sich tatsächlich ein wenig wie in einer Kathedrale, daher kommt auch der Name. Das einzige Problem sind die vielen Menschen. Es ist sehr voll, da eben alle zur Ebbe kommen und nicht über den Tag verteilt. Dennoch haben uns die Felsformationen gut gefallen und der Strand war einen Besuch wert.Read more

  • Day127

    Ribadeo

    September 28 in Spain

    Stayed on a nice site next to the beach. However a mist had come down as we arrived, and it did not lift for two days. We met up again with a couple from New Zealand, Neill and Sue. We first met them on our visit to Gaudi's house in Comillas. Once they found out of our intention to visit NZ in February they were keen to give us advice of places to see and visit. They are spending 6 months travelling in Europe, and have bought a brand new motor home to export to NZ when they have finished here.
    We came to see the Cathedral beach, which has spectacular rock formations and can only be accessed at low tide. Luckily for us low tide was at 1 pm, so we cycled along the coast to do the visit. Well worth the effort. The beach is spectacular even through the mist.
    Later in the afternoon A took a ride along the coast and K did some sewing.
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  • Day14

    Met some artisan peddlers that we made friends with. Fernando, the Amazonian, Jose from Chile, Jose and his dog Peepo plus a few others. The boys now have a huge collection of friendship bracelets and clay faces.
    Carpark full of motorhomes. The bread van comes in the morning and peeps the horn for people to buy bread, pastries or Spanish pizza!Read more

  • Day64

    Galizien

    October 9 in Spain

    An der Küste der Cathedralen ein beeindruckender Anblick, kommt auf den Fotos gar nicht so raus.. 👌👍😎

  • Day23

    Strecke: 34 km; HM: 875m; von Tapia de Casariego nach Gondan

    Heute hatten wir zwar noch bei kalten Temperaturen bis zur Ankunft unsere Pullover/Jacken an, aber es war wie vorhergesagt den ganzen Tag sonnig. So ließ sich heute nur schwer das Meer zurücklassen, was uns die ganzen bisherigen Tage begleitet hat. Das ist nun vorbei. Mit der Überquerung der Brücke nach Ribadeo haben wir nicht nur Asturien hinter uns gelassen, sondern auch das Meer und wandern nun ins galizische Hochland rein auf unseren Weg nach Santiago de Compostela. Aufgrund der nächsten Tage, die wir durch sehr unbesiedeltes Gebiet laufen, haben wir uns entschieden eine neue Bestweite zurückzulegen. Sonst hätten wir Mal nur 10 km laufen müssen und da hatten wir nicht so Lust drauf. So kämpften wir uns bis hierher nach Gondan. Hier in der Herberge sind wir bis jetzt erst zu dritt. Es ist sauber im Vergleich zu gestern, was uns schonmal ein gutes Gefühl gibt.Read more

  • Day18

    Praia das Catedrais

    July 11 in Spain

    i a l'autovia de camí a Foz, que és on dormirem perque hi ha una àrea d'autocaravanes gratuita, veiem una sortida que indica aquesta platja. Nosaltres la voliem visitar des d'un principi, pero algú ens havia comentat que te molta fama pero que en realitat no n'hi ha per tant... mucho ruido y pocas nueces... i nosaltres, ens ho vam creure. I quan ja ho anàvem a descartar... el Iuri va decidir anar.hi, per intuició... ja que erem al costat... i bufff... va ser quasi màgic. hi havia molt poca gent, una llum preciosa, la marea baixíssima... i quan vam veure els percebes i els músclos ja... i les coves... preciosa. Hi havia moltíssimes furgonetes i autocaravanes. Després de dubtar si quedar-nos o no, vam decidir seguir, perque no teníem aigua, majoritàriament. tornarem <3Read more

  • Day19

    Foz

    July 12 in Spain

    Ja som a Galicia. Estem contents d'haver arribat fins aqui, i una mica tristons de que s'acabi. Encara no sabem si ens donarà temps a ser a casa diumenge... de moment encara queda la mariscada i no pensem renunciar-hi... jeje

    Dormim al costat dels firaires i a la nit fan bastant xivarri, fins la 1 més o menys i ens començem a plantejar si hem fet be de venir a dormir aqui... per sort no va a més i dormim força bé. Al mati, ben esmorzat, marxem al parc una estona. L'ian necessita córrer i jugar i allà coneix a dos nens i hi juga a pilota. Acabem marxant abans del que voldríem perque es posa pesadet... agafant una bici que no és seva... en el fons està mort de son. Marxem al Mercadona a comprar i després, parema dinar al Faro Roncadoira.Read more

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