In the post of last week I advanced the continuation with the visit to the coast, well, here we have it. I hope you like it.
The Basque coast is full of emblematic places for lovers of nature and photography. And one of those places is the route between Deba and Zumaia.
The main attraction of this area is geological, and is called Flysch.
The flysch are composed of thin sedimentary layers that alternate hard and soft materials, so that the erosion is not uniform, giving rise to curious structures and formations.
In order to see it, we decided to go to Zumaia. On the one hand, it was somewhat closer than other places, and on the other, its access to the beach is very simple, and it can be done from the same town.
We left Otzarreta at noon and arrived at Zumaia at lunchtime. We took some pinchos, and we went to the Itzurun beach.
First we took a walk, reaching the limit of the elevated road seen in the image. As a curiosity note, at the beginning of that road you can find the church where took place the wedding of the movie Ocho apellidos vascos.
And after the walk we entered in photo mode. We took out the equipment and we set out to try to take something out of the scarce clouds and the whitish light.
First of all, we went down to the bar next to the town. At this point there are flysch plates both on the ground and on the wall, which are very attractive.
Here it is impossible to plant the towel, almost joining the rock strips of the floor with those of the wall.
One of the most typical formations that generates erosion, suggests the shape of a dragon’s back.
When the sun began to fall we moved to the opposite side, at the end of the elevated area where we had taken the walk, enjoying a warm sunset there.
The sun was barely able to color the sky, but at the last minute it managed to add a crimson touch to the sea.
Being already dark we put the final point and we went to Getaria for dinner. After again to Zeanuri to pass the night. And the next day we repeated Otzarreta, although I already told you about this last week.
And finally we arrive to the end of these two posts for the autumn getaway. It was a few hours drive but it was very worth it.
As much as perhaps to repeat in the future …
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