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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Cathedral Beach & Pola de Somiedo

Today we were up early again to drive to Cathedral Beach. You can only access the beach around low tide so we had to get going early so we didn't miss it. We drove through some very heavy fog and rain so we were a bit concerned we wouldn't be able to see anything, but when we arrived it had cleared up and was just a little rainy. 

The beach and rocks were nice, but sooo many people were there! Over the summer you have to get a ticket to go to limit the numbers, and even off season it was a lot














Little crabby in the rock! We saw lots of them!























These gooseneck barnacles were so cool! I've never seen them before! We spent so much time spying on all the things on the rocks!




We saw lots of Green Leaf Worms too! All the new marine friends!



Farther down the beach away from the cathedral arches it was almost empty! We had the beach basically to ourselves there










Then we headed to the top of the cliffs to go back to the car and found more friends!



Views from above




After lunch we headed on to camp as I was exhausted from 2 early mornings and we didn't have enough time for the other hike I had planned. 

Our camping spot was gorgeous!! Camping La Pomarada de Somiedo in Pola de Somiedo - I think we were the only ones staying there which is crazy as it was so nice!


Surrounded by mountains and it felt like we were back on our Bavaria trip - the mountains, it was much cooler, cute towns. It was great

We took a wander around and it was so nice! I love the beach, but I also love the mountains!



















Such a nice area! We for sure need to go back here as we didn't get to spend enough time hiking in the mountains!

9.37km walked/3 flights

 

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