Well folks, as I write this gazing out of the cabin window my breath is taken away! Working late into the night, I’m rarely up early enough to see the sunrise. This morning however as we are arriving into A Coruña, I am delighted I did! It truly is absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure why but I have always preferred a sunrise over a sunset.
Nicknamed ‘The Crystal City’ A Coruña is a port city on a promontory in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. It’s probably best known for its Roman lighthouse and the Tower of Hercules, with stunning sweeping coastal views. In the medieval old town is the arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes. In this square is the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th-century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. This morning my local breakfast consists of warm local bread and of course a traditional Spanish omelette also known in Spanish cuisine as tortilla española.
It has been a gentle few days back onboard Britannia with smooth seas across the Bay Of Biscay. I even managed to sneak in to the back of the theatre to watch Kevin deliver his first port presentation of the summer.
For now we are heading a little further afield to discover what this beautiful destination has to offer and perhaps to sample a few more local delicacies! The scene is set for what will be another fantastic summer!