It’s almost impossible to stop yourself snapping everything that moves when you arrive in a new place. I am trying to be more disciplined but still when I got to upload my first batch of images, there were over 500!
So today let me begin with a taster of the colour and textures of Northern Spain.
This road trip started in Santander where the ferry from Cork docks right in the centre of the city. From there we village hopped from Comillas, Llanes, Ribadesella, Lastres, Luanca to Curdillero. The land here is lush and green and the fishing villages hang onto the cliffs or are nestled in valleys between the hills. Mountain ranges, still snow covered separate this part of Spain from the rest.
As we climb the mountains to go south wild broom and heather create scented picnic spots all along the roadside. Higher up we pass through endless mountain passes, tunnels and snowy peaks. Eventually we end up in Zamora, all hot and summery.
Living in a beautiful wild landscape in County Waterford, I am most drawn to the land here. The whole journey so far has been through constantly changing formations. From green to barren, from agricultural to craggy. Your eyes would have a feast!
WiFi is scattered and varied. I usually manage to grab a moment to upload a quick snap to Instagram. The iPhone is getting more use than usual, although I have dropped it so many times that it has a smashed pattern on the glass. I know I know, I should have a cover on it! But sure I love how immediately available it is and I couldn’t be foostering with a cover.
Meanwhile we are heading further south over the border now into Northern Portugal and the Douro Valley. This is wine country for over 2000 years so maybe a drink will be had. Talk soon!!