Rumbo al Norte – Day 6

Since yesterday I forgot about the tides and all we saw of the Playa as Catedrais (the Cathedrals beach) was this, today we set the alarm well before dawn and drove 1 hour back to the beach. We got there in a tiny window of time between darkness and high tide… but it was perfect.

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Here are the famous Cathedrals. We were two of the few people that actually got to see them, because the low tide left knee-deep water. So we took our shoes off, rolled up our trousers and waded to see them. Might I add that it’s december. And the Atlantic Ocean. And before the sun came up. Point made?

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Still… look how beautiful and unique.

The tide was already coming back in when, after about 15mins of photo-taking, we went back to dry ground.

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This summer, for the first time, you couldn’t go down to the beach without reserving first. And there were queues to take photos at the best spots. Personally, I think winter is the best month for touristing around.

Obviously I didn’t just look at the rocks….

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The mussels that covered all the rocks were a thick, almost velvety shade of black.
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There were sea tomatoes and sea anemones
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and even percebes, a delicacy in Spain, protected by large signs reminding everyone that it was illegal to harvest them!

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Remember how it was yesterday?

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Much calmer today!

After taking a generous amount of photos and time at As Catedrais beach, we drove along the coast and saw some more interesting sites.

As Illas beach

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And Playa del Silencio (Silence Beach)

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And well, some random animals.

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I’m a bit worried, because my camera didn’t perform very well today. The edges of the photos are smudged and it takes a really long time to focus. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow… fingers crossed!

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