Had the best nights sleep and now just wandering through this absolutely fabulous city.
Tiny cobblestone streets with trendy shops, cafes, bars, amazing apartment blocks. Obviously the ritzy part of town as the buildings are old and very well maintained. People everywhere, trams, buses, cars, delivery vehicles down tiny streets and I do wonder how they get around the corners. Sometimes it is a 6 point turn but they get there.
Am sitting in a little cafe opposite the Cathedral Santiago. Yes they have one here also with the same name. A little smaller, having a grande cafe con leche and the most unbelievable tapas/breakfast. Taste sensations.
Someone told me today that it is very rough and a hurricane is on its way. Well sorry. I don’t think I have ever heard of a hurricane coming to the UK. It will be fun and nothing could be worse than crossing from to north to South Island in NZ. I will let you all know tomorrow if I survived.
Watch this space.
Well how about this for eating my words!!! On the bus and it is pouring with rain. I think both Spain and myself are crying because I am leaving this beautiful place.
Anyway on the bus connected to the bus wifi and look what I get in my emails
‘Please be advised that due to adverse weather in the Bay of Biscay and western channel the following departures have been delayed:
Wednesday 18th October: Santander-Plymouth 21h15 (Pont Aven) – Now departing 00h15. Expected arrival 19h00 Thursday 19th October.
We apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
So my birthday is going to be very memorable!!!
As it is pouring with rain I will have to try and entertain myself for a few more hours than expected. Thank goodness for my kindle!!
I have arrived in Santander and unfortunately it is still raining. Found the ferry terminal – right across the road from the bus terminal and on my way over found at least 5 lovely restaurants where I can see myself having a wonderful late lunch and killing a few hours. If it stops raining I will venture out to wander this port city.
The bus trip here was really lovely and so green, hilly lovely houses and of course right on the coast
Guess what I am having for lunch as a final farewell to Spain – bulls tail
I have had a few rose’s and still in the restaurant as Spain is still crying. How can I possibly leave. I think I have found my other life. I always thought it was in Canada but am rapidly changing my mind.
I am definitely looking for a house swap here next year or a house sitting job as we all know how good I am at that!!!
Can you tell I am killing time by rambling on the blog.
I will put this down now. It has become quite addictive. I think I am a frustrated writer!!!!
My extended lunch has now finished and I am off to wander Santander as the rain has stopped.
Well a slight hiccup. I booked my ferry ticket to Portsmouth booked accommodation in Portsmouth. Get to the checkin and told the ferry is going to Plymouth. Poo bum wee!!! Had to duck back over to my cafe for wifi, cancel my booking in Portsmouth and rebook in Plymouth. No big drama. All part of a holiday. Just been approached by a woman doing surveys for the Spanish tourism board asking about my trip to Spain and I cried as I didn’t want to leave. Cannot believe how emotional I am about this wonderful country.
My ferry doesn’t leave until after midnight tonight so am going to publish this so you all have something to read over your breakfast in the morning.
Adios, hasta mañana, hasta luego for the last time. Tomorrow I will be back to speaking English.
Goodbye Spain I love you