Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playa San Román, Alto da Brosa, Galicia, Spain.

So, a brief interlude.
As we were driving, we went through the built up area that is Viveiro. It is only a smallish town. The great thing for me here is that there are lots of Eucalyptus trees. I know the people of Spain, Portugal and other European areas that planted the fast growing trees hate them, as they are also highly combustible. The natural oils in them make them like candles, and this is the attraction for me. No, not the combustible oil thing, but the smell that this oil gives off. It makes me think I am back home without the fear of snakes, spiders or rogue kangaroos. I was enjoying the sight and smell, until we reached just outside of town, where there was a protest. Workers were walking along the road to protest something and blocked traffic from moving at anything above a crawl. This meant the smell of Eucalypts became the smell of exhaust, very disappointing. The upside to that was that I got so annoyed at being stuck in the car that when we came out the other side we decided to stop at Playa San Roman. A beautiful beach and a great place to stop for a break.

What happens when you ask someone to take a photo of the trees, but forget to organise the shutter speed for them...
The beach going west.

And the beach going east. It is amazing how often you get this in Galicia and Asturias. Sunshine one way, rain the other.

Bubbling surf.

The mid-weather. Half-half.

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