Islas CiesAugust 24 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C
The Islas Cies are picture perfect; an enormous white sand beach, clear water and forested hills and yet I am disappointed! These Islands have been etched in my memory for 15 years with a heavy dose of rose-tinting since I was only married a bare week when I here last.
What I am most excited about visiting, when we first land on the Island, is the Lagoon. I rush everyone off the beach (sweetly) and head toward the lagoon of my memory - where we had sat in shallows many years ago as clear fresh water bubbled underneath us. In its place, we find an insipid green tidal lagoon protected by a perimeter fence. I am indignant that I can’t exactly recreate my honeymoon memory and that I am no longer allowed to pollute the fragile ecosystem with my sun-creamed behind.
After some coffee and cake I start to see the ridiculousness of my feelings and I take in the beauty of the islands anew - This is a spectacular place and we swim, sunbathe and snorkel realising just how lucky we are to be here.Read more