Sunday, 31 August 2014

San Vicente de la Barquera

From Santillana del Mar, the next stop was supposed to be El Capricho de Gaudí. If you've been following my journey, you'd know that the drive through Cantabria had not been all plain sailing. Well, this phenomenon would continue!

By this time, everyone was tired, I guess. Irritable. Sleepy. I don't remember what my navigator was set to, but it was probably on multiple destinations. Remember my advice on this aspect in my last post? My mind was set on El Capricho that I quite possibly forgot that it was in Comillas, and that was the name I should have been on the lookout for.

Had I got on the CA131, which was in my original planned route, it would have been fine, but I must have ended up on the A8. With the "co-pilot" sleeping, El Capricho must have gradually slipped away from my mind, which was concentrating on the road and not falling asleep, not to mention Comillas.

As time went on, I started to realise that I must have missed the turning for Comillas. Oh well. One stop less. We were behind schedule anyway.

With Comillas bypassed, I wasn't going to miss the next destination, San Vicente de la Barquera.

To be honest, I didn't find it the least alluring. Ok, it gave me a few opportunities for some shots, but that was about it. The photos probably did it more justice than what I really saw. Not knowing what the next stop would be like, and how long it'd take us, we paused for a short coffee break.

Some calories, some water splashed onto the face, and off we went. San Vicente de la Barquera was our last stop in Cantabria.

San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria
One of a series of shots I took of the boats
on the estuary at low tide
San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria

San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria

San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria