While there I made sure I put my blogging cap on and took lots of photos to show you the place where I grew up. Actually, I grew up in Vigo (about 20-30 minutes drive from Playa América, locally known as Praia América) but we always spent our summers in this area. Back then it never occurred to me that it wasn't normal to close the house in town for the summer and go to my grandma's beach house for the summer (my grandma also lived in Vigo and closed her place there for the summer too). Totally normal, ¿no?
Let me take you on a little tour.
First off this is Playa América. Set on a beautiful bay with Baiona to one end and Monteferro to the other. This is a fantastic setting for sunbathing with a view, if you come before or after peak season you can enjoy the sound of the waves and the seagulls pretty much on your own.
|Playa América, Monteferro and the Estelas Islands|
|My first attempt at taking a panoramic photo with my iPhone|
|The port of Baiona from the wall of the Parador|
|Another view of the Parador with a glimpse of the Islas Cíes and the open sea|
|The rompeolas, where the waves break with impressive results on rainy, windy days|
|I seem to have developed a thing for street lighting, don't ask!|
Back in Playa América for sunset before retreating for the night. There is something extremely special and soothing about sitting down to listen to the waves while watching the sun sink into the ocean.
|Winter sunset in Baiona, in the middle of the photo is the Parador|
|See? Another one|
|The "castle" of Playa América, just a private beach house but LittleT loved it just like her mother before her|
Read more about sightseeing in Galicia here and its food here.
*All photos taken with my iPhone 4S