Praia Catherals, Spain

Yesterday we arrived in a small town at the north coast, Ribadeo, a quiet place with a great nature around it. Most famous is the “Beach of Catherals”, 10 km outside town centre. This is the view that meets the camino walkers who passes the area on their way to Santiago.

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We went to the beach around 11 am when the water is so low that you can walk around the cliffs. 4 hours later it rises several meters, and you have to leave the area, not to get caught between the cliffs. Suddenly you feel so so small in this amasing nature, rising from the beach everywhere around you.

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This area is the eastern part of Galicia, in a few days I will drive some 150 km. longer west to A Coruna, and then a bit south, where I,m gonna stay for the next five weeks at my first workaway place around 6th of November. I love this kind of traveling, moving from place to place every day, but I also look forward to stay there for a longer time.

At the moment I,m at a café, sitting outside next to the town square/park. It’s Friday and time is around 6.30 pm. The other tabels around me are occupied by families, some kids are doing their homework at one table, others playing football. The ball once and then hits a chair or a table, but it seems alright, no one complains. In Denmark this would be a rather unusual scenario.

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The temperature is around 24 C, and it feels like a summer evening starting, or afternoon I think they would say here. The restaurants does not open before 8 pm, everything seems so calm, warm and cosy.