written 24th December 2009
We had planned an early lighthouse and more coast road - according to LP, the lush countryside and gorgeous coast between A Coruna and Santiago is one of the highlights of the whole of spain, this is the Europe on a Shoestring cheap book after all ;) - but the rain was lashing down on poor Jules when we woke up and it was not at all a nice day for a nice coast drive, or really for that matter, to go up a lighthouse. We decided that having got this far, we might as well investigate the lighthouse anyway, and having battled our way up the sloping, windswept approach from the carpark we were pleasantly surprised to find it open and a whole exhibition about the history, including viewing all the archeology and excavations around the base, under a nice warm roof. There was even a good english leaflet and it was a lot cheaper than we thought - brilliant!
At the top it was cold, grey, wet and windy so we didn't stay long :)
Deciding against the coast road in this weather, we set off directly to Santiago instead where we are now trying to find an open restaurant before midnight mass
Feliz Navidad y Felicias Festivas!