Rumbo al Norte – Day 5

We left A Coruña without visiting it. We had pondered if to skip it or not and hadn’t really reached any conclusion. And then this morning an Instagrammer said we absolutely had to go to the most beautiful bench in the World, so off we went.

Skipping A Coruña.

We drove through valleys, across mountains and past rows and rows of wind turbines. That I find particularly fascinating, going against most naturalists I know. They’re so tall, and strong, and so efficient. So clean, and white, and pretty. So epic. When I see a wind turbine, I look up like a five year old seeing a tree for the first time.


We drove next to the old road that used to take cars up and down this elbow of Galicia in the 1950s. And imagined blondes closing their eyes and breathing in the mountain air while their beaux zoomed them to some breathtaking viewpoint.


We saw cows. So many cows. The cows saw us, too.


We drove over a few rivers, having nearly reached the ocean, and saw a roman bridge. And turned back (driving the navigator crazy) to take a photo.


Then, after driving up a narrow road, through a thick eucalyptus forest with absolutely gorgeous dry orang ferns, we arrived to the Acantilabos de Loiba.


It was quite spectacular.



And I’m not sure what the ranking is or what bench is in the second, third or even fourth place but… this was definitely a very good place to put a bench. Well played, Galicia. Well played.



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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