Two weeks in A Coruña, and we are enjoying our relaxation, especially our nearly daily visit to an A Coruña beach. There are several lovely beaches within a few minutes walk from our home exchange house. Sarah, our tween, wants to tell you all about our first A Coruña beach visit:
“Today we went swimming at the beach in A Coruña. Since we’re so near the lovely beach in Vigo, I thought the water would also be nice and warm.
I was wrong.
The first thought that crossed my mind was “¡El mar es muy frio!” which means “The sea is freezing!” After a quick (and very cold) dip, I stuck to sunbathing like the other 1,000 people, a few of which were topless.
The fish were smart and stayed back in Vigo. The itchy bitty bitey sea lice also stayed away, which means I am a very cold happy person.”
Here are the girls swimming in the sea. With the large crowds on the beach, you would expect more people in the water. Although, like Sarah says, it was freezing. In two weeks I never went in past my toes. It’s still early and it was cloudy, the crowds get bigger as the day moves on: Not only is the water colder, the sand was not as fine as it was in Vigo. It is actually more like tiny stones than sand. Some days we just preferred to go to the nearby large rocks. Tide pooling offered variety and fun. Sitting next to us one day was a man who had been collecting sea urchins and he gave a few to Sarah (who quickly took the photo and returned them). Which do you prefer, sand or boulders? All photos on this page ©Rhonda Albom 2012
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