Costa Verde heading west.

Leaving the beautiful Loire valley behind we headed towards the Pyrenees to visit our pals Eddie and Terri. We stayed at a lovely campsite in Mauleon by the river, which naturally enough Sarah had to have a swim in even though the current was driving her backwards.
Our friends made us welcome as always and we had a nice time catching up.

After a few relaxing days we set off again in the direction of St Jean Pied de Porte, via the Baneta Pass.

There is a camping Aire at the top which had great views of the area. We did not stay the night as we had only just begun our day.

We bypassed Pamplona and headed west towards Torrelavega stopping for the night at a campsite at Frias in the Sierra Cantabrica.

Next day took us through a beautiful gorge in the Sierra la Testa, the road wound up and down and by the time we reached the bottom the brakes were getting a bit hot. Wonderful scenery in a new area for us. Sarah always tries to devise a new route each time we travel south for the winter.

We continued onwards to Benquerencia and camping
Barreiros, just across the estuary from Foz.

 We had a few days there to visit Moras and Portocelo,

 And the amazing Cathedral rocks at
 Praia del Castro.

Our next stop was at Valdovino, a terraced site with good views of the sea.

We got our faithful scooter out and set off to explore the area. Cabo Ortegal is a beautiful headland and lovely beaches.

Also with wild horses and even a Fox paid us a visit,

 We stopped at a view point and there was a Commemorative plaque for the Actor Leslie Howard, who was killed off this coast in WW2.

We had lovely views of Ortigueira below us and the roads were quiet.

The next headland was Cabo Priorino with a military emplacement from the war now derilect but again a dominant spot on the highest cliff around so good views.

We passed through Cediera with its beautiful beach.

We also visited San Andres de Teixido where the chapel is the main feature with pilgrims visiting it daily.

Supposedly if you do not visit you will come back in the next life as an animal in that village.  Well things could be worse I suppose.
We spent the evening, which was our anniversary with four nice people having dinner under the stars.