Imagine a two thousand year old lighthouse!

Today we visited La Coruña after a really rough night cruising across the Bay of Biscay from Bilbao. We were all weary as not many had a good night’s sleep. Even the crew were complaining!

La Coruña is on the north western tip of Spain and is quite a busy port and has been so for a long, long time. We caught the shuttle bus into town and then took a taxi to the old lighthouse, the Roman Tower of Hercules which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is still in operation today but it has been quite extensively restored as you can see below.

The scenery around the lighthouse is spectacular but it was quite chilly.

The taxi dropped us back to the old town but before we explored we needed to warm up. What’s the best way to do that? Churros con Chocolate

David salivated over this next shop with all the delicious jamon.

And then visited the barber of La Coruña.

There are many churches in the city but we thought the Town Hall was pretty imposing.

So a pleasant morning in town and then this afternoon we relaxed with some therapy at the Marina’s spa.