We really wanted to stay close to the coast, but a storm forced us
inland for a few days. This turned out to be a wonderful change of
scenery, however. We let the engine of the Axor hum on mountain roads,
sometimes overgrown with high ferns. And we negotiated our way through
villages to admire the hórreos: these are corn stores that are built
from granite here in Galicia to withstand the humid climate.
All on our own on the beach.
The weather turned mild as soon as we reached the lower, flat
coastal stretch. In fact, this is one of the most beautiful coastlines
we have ever seen. It must get crowded here in summer. But now, at the
turn of the year, we camped behind the beach without another soul in sight.
The last stop on the coast was Illa de Arousa. It is joined to the
mainland by a bridge that is almost two kilometres long. A large
number of islanders make a living from mussel farming. This can be
observed in the morning when the boats lie in the water off the coast
and the fishermen dig for the mussels. A large part of the island is
designated as a nature reserve. That’s why we left the Axor behind and
explored it by bicycle.