Now this place gets a post all to itself.
Having left the brunch cafe with a little pastry chocolate treat in tow I made my way through Los Rosales which is a small town in it’s own right. Looks like a great place to live with many apartments probably with stunning views.
I trekked up hill towards the Parque de San Pedro.
I’m writing this at the highest point and I feel on top of the world.
The views are breathtaking. It’s really well looked after. Kind of reminds me of Teletubbie land in parts due to the hills and lawns.
Shame the dome museum is shut. Lights are on so perhaps it’s just a temporary closure.
I’ve taken some videos and photos to try and demonstrate how beautiful this place is. It was 100% worth coming up here and I would never tire of this place. If you’re ever in northern Spain absolutely have a walk/drive up here.
Topped it off with wine and olives overlooking my beach. Happy days.
On the way down encountered a skate park. What teenager wouldn’t want to hang out here???
With a mileage count nearing eight miles, and the sun coming out, only one thing for it back down to the beach to sunbathe.
Its not even 11am yet and I’ve walked over 5 miles. Had to try and burn off some of my meat feast from last night.
So I took a left out of my hotel towards the football stadium and the obelisk I’d seen from the beach and started walking along the coast out of town.
Passed a few joggers and walkers but other than that and the further I got, it was pretty much me, the birds, sea and landscape with the odd person and homeless dog. A load of photos below:
Also encountered some street art:
The obelisk. I think it may have been erected for the millennium and at some time had water water flowing down it:
Cycle path round about. Just in case you fancied going up and down that hill. No thanks!
In memory of all the octopus I’ve eaten:
Mum – a place to pop the campervan!!
The further inland I got the more like English countryside it became:
Came across a cute homeless dog with a poorly eye. Gave it some clean water:
Having got part way round the coastal trail I headed up the hill to a place marked Los Rosales. Not too sure what to expect but it’s basically a housing area on top of a hill. Stopped for a little rest which included a coffee and of course some brunch made up of a layered tuna salad omlette:
Right then off to find the maze which is supposedly on the top of this hill I’m on!
Had a great sleep and caught up on some much needed rest. Having arrived in the dark couldn’t see much but walked out the front of my hotel this morning to this front garden:
Great thing here is that it seems to be a really well looked after public beach and no hotels hogging the best bits. It’s not massively touristy and few menus are in English so thank God for the Spanish dictionary on my phone!
There were also a big group of Spanish kids surfing. They were awesome:
Just took a stroll into the main town and although not much open right now I think I might like this place.
Came across a massive market with all the meat, fish and cheese you could want. If I return again I would get an apartment so I could rustle up those delights:
Continued my stroll and one thing that is really clear is how green and well looked after the landscaped areas are. They have also helpfully put an escalator in the street:
Found a beautiful very old looking church just by the main Maria Pita plaza:
Now just chilling with a coffee and pastry in the plaza catching some rays listening to the bells ring. They also seem to have free wifi in this town. Perfect.
Yet to work out what the massive beautiful building is, but it is the feature of Maria Pita Plaza: