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Published: June 27th 2014
We love bad weather forecasts. Cloudy all day with 20% chance of rain. What cloud ?
By the time we were up and about the overnight rain had totally cleared. Mindful of yesterday when it clouded over after lunch and wary of scaring the sun away I decided against a suntop and opted for a sleeveless tshirt instead. It worked. The sun shone all day long, there was barely a cloud to be seen.
Kisbee was raring to go and I really mean that. Barely run in the further it goes the better it gets and it’s coping far better now with the hills and our combined weight than it was on its first excursion to Dorset.
We headed West along the coast road, the way we had driven in to Ribadesella. After about 4 miles we turned down a little road heading to Vega and the Playa, beach. We were surprised to pass through a little ravine before reaching the beach. What a beach it was. A real treasure and we caught it just right when the tide was still quite low.
Probably one of the best beach ‘walks’ we’ve done,
it was lovely. Expanses of soft golden sand, a beautiful aquamarine sea and then at the west side of the beach some rather brilliant rock pools. They were very green, like a sort of sea moss with little round holes in the red coloured rocks. We spent some time searching for ‘treasure’ and came away with some pretty stones and a piece of what must surely be amethyst.
The beach had been quite empty when we arrived apart from a couple of others searching the rock pools like ourselves and the lifeguards who were demarking a safe swimming area with surf boards and flags. By the time we set off to the other end of the beach, paddling as we went as the tide was coming in quite fast, there were quite a few people settling down on the sand and swimming. At the other end of the beach, more rock pools and surprisingly a different sort of rock, this time granite with lots of stripes and strata.
Time for lunch and a much better choice that yesterday with a tuna salad and fritas to share.
We timed our beach walk just right. By 3pm when we
left the bright green rockpools we had so enjoyed were under water.
Back on Kisbee and we went another 10 miles along the coast until we came to a pretty little beach, right by the road at Comarca , which we’d spotted on our way in 2 days before. Time for an icecream, almond magnum of course and another beach stroll then back on Kisbee to our campsite.
The campsite pool was rather busier than it had been on my previous 2 visits as being sunny, all the children were in there instead of the indoor pool where they’d been before. Fortunately nice pool lifeguard must have decided to let us swim in peace so he ordered the children with swimming tubes out, the shrieking and squealing stopped and we had a quiet swim. The dozen or so couples sunbathing round the pool looked quite pleased too. We think the lifeguard let the children back in once we got out !
So all in all an excellent day and we are very pleased with our decision to spend our spare days, not in Portugal, but in Spain, at Ribadesella on the coast. We’ve spoken to several couples
who’ve also been to Portugal and all are equally disappointed with the coastal Orbitur sites.
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