For three days we were in the Basque Country on our trip to Northern Spain: In terms of nature photography, we concentrated on three highlights.
Above all we wanted to see the huge rock formations of the "Flysch Route" of the Unesco Geopark. So we did 😉 and we were blown away. It feels a little like Jurassic Park. We explored the area around Zumaia, unfortunately there was not enough time to visit other parts of this park, which stretches over 14km of coastline. At the second attempt at my favourite spot the tide was right and we were able to take some good pictures.
Then the Gorbeia Nature Park was on our agenda. There, we looked at a very well known, small and old beech forest, which I always wanted to visit. That was a great session, we had the whole morning to ourselves, until around noon the first photographers came around. That was quite good, because the forest is so small that you would immediately stand in each other's way with most wide-angle perspectives. A great piece of nature.
And last but not least we visited the small island Gaztelugatxe - a great experience! We only had one try and had one morning with great photo light - the whole island, the location in the middle of this rough rocky coast, surrounded by a roaring surf: impressive. The long wall that leads to the island is already an eye-catcher. The way there also 😉 The way from the parking lot down to the wall and up to the island is quite exhausting, but the way back was really hard. And still, it was worth it. Since this island was a filming location for "Games of Thrones", it is very well visited. An early getting up is therefore very worthwhile, if you want to enjoy this place for yourself in peace.
Now I wish you a lot of fun with the second part of this Spain series.
I hope you enjoyed the series - in the next part we will go to a semi-desert in Spain, where we spent an exciting time...