Hi again! After finishing my master’s studies in international management I granted myself a few days in the sunny Algarve, in the south of Portugal…nice weather, beautiful beaches and great food!
Albufeira from the beach at night
Different beaches along the coast
Cabo San Vicente, Sagres
Las Médulas is a historical site near the town of Ponferrada in the province of Castile and León (Spain), which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. Today, Good Friday, I enjoyed the visit to this beautiful place in company of a very special and close person to me.
It is Sunday. Outside it is fresh and windy but the sun is shining and I decided to go for a walk to Gándara. It is a 30 minute walk to the church and cementery through prairies and forest.
I already wanted to visit Verdes since a few weeks and today I could not wait longer. Next to Verdes there is a very nice nature space deep in the forest formed by the Anllons river. I spent almost an hour to taking pictures and enjoying the sound of the river.
It has become a habit to take my motorbike every second or third day and to visit a new place on the coastline. On Wednesday I drove to Cape Finisterre. In Roman times it was believed to be the end of the known world. The name Finisterre derives from the Latin finis terrae, meaning “end of the earth”. It is sometimes said to be the westernmost point of the Iberian Peninsua. However, Cabo de Roca in Portugal is about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) further west and thus the westernmost point of continental Europe.
Cape Finisterre is the final destination for many pilgrims on the Way of St. James, the pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Just where the road finishes you will find a prominent lighthouse at the top of Monte Facho.
Pilgrim crossing Langosteira beach on the way to Cape Finisterre lighthouse
Cape Finisterre lighthouse – Terminal of the Way of St. James
On Sunday I took again my motorbike and drove to Laxe. Laxe is a little fishing village with a relatively long beach. During my childhood I used to come to this beach every summer with my family. During the months of July and August the town is very busy and gets a lot of tourists from Spain and abroad but at this time of the year even on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon the beach seems very calm.