26.06.14 Thursday Santilla del Mar to Comillas.
After a good night with a quiet site which switched out its lights at 11pm we are up and off by 0700. A day of mainly tarmac ewith occasional steep slippy concrete plus a coouple of short grit tracks, not great walking but enlivened by the gastropods all out after the nights rain, and sightings of what we all now agree are cattle egrets. These small white herons have extended their range from central Spain up to the north coast.
Along the way we pass a large ecclesiastical building of some importance with an interesting pilgrim statue, a Carmelite barefoot convent and a lovely little chapel dedicared to St Roque our saint for the journey. When we arrive in Comillas we find it has a small lighthouse just outside an expensive bar and a Guadi house. His first we later discover covered in sunflowers. Before that there is the possibly best graveyard ever on the top of a hill constructed from the remains of an old church and some great marble sculptures. All this in a small seaside town, back to camp for a rest.
20 km less than 500m up and down