Travelling to Northern Spain

We were travelling to Northern Spain by Ferry, but instead of leaving from Portsmouth as planned we were diverted to Plymouth and so the trip started with a long drive. Fortunately it was an uneventful drive and the weather when we arrived in Plymouth was warm and calm, promising a comfortable crossing through the Bay of Biscay.

Portsmouth and the Ferry to Spain

Before boarding the ferry there was time to stretch our legs on the Hoe, along with many others enjoying the view and the sunshine!

View from the Hoe over Plymouth Sound
Enjoying the warmth on the Hoe overlooking Plymouth Sound
War Memorial and statue of Sir Francis Drake on the Hoe in Plymouth
The War Memorial and Drake’s statue on the Hoe
Statue of Sir Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe
Sir Francis Drake
Blue sea and blue sky
The sound and the sea beyond

On the Ferry!

Finally we were able to board the ferry and we headed for an early dinner. Good food was followed by lots of sleep and the next day everyone was out in the sunshine!

People sitting in the sunshine on a boat in the sea
On the ferry – enjoying more sunshine!
Blue sea and sky and the wake of a boat in the waves
Our trail

Arriving in Spain

Distant view of norther spanish coastline from ferry boat
The northern Spanish coastline
Santander and the ferry port

Another good dinner, this time on the seafront in Santander and so to bed.

A seafront restaurant in Santander

More sleep, and we were ready to set off!