Wednesday 26th September 2018
Today we are off to see The Tower of Hercules which was built in the 2nd century by the Romans and renovated in 1791, and is the oldest Roman lighthouse in the world that is still in use today.
The tower is situated on a peninsula not far from the centre of A Curuña in Galicia. It was fascinating to see something built that long ago still in use today. The long climb to the top of the tower was well worth the effort as the views from the top were absolutely stunning.
We were lucky with the weather again and with the clear cloudless skies you could see for miles.
This panoramic photo of the rocky coastline shows you why a lighthouse was needed in this spot
It’s always a bit annoying when you are just about to take photo and then someone steps in your way, still I liked his hat so the photo stays!
There are a couple of geocaches down there so it’s a good excuse for Jane to sit down and rest and for me to wander around looking under rocks and stones, getting strange looks from passers by! I did manage to find the 2 caches here, and could have maybe found more but I have come to the conclusion that flip-flops are not the ideal footwear for climbing over rocks and through thistles!
Then Jane called to me that playtime was over and we had to go and get some lunch. As you can see by my face in the above photo I was not quite ready to go!
Only 1,500 years without repairs! Obviously not built to last then 😉
Yet again some spectacular views along the coast. It must have been amazing to look out from there in a storm and to see sailing ships going past.
I’m just trying to catch up. Been really busy here and not had a chance to see how you were doing and where you have been, and I can see by all the posts that you have been pretty active.
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