Camariñas is a fishing port and village known for bobbin lace work, located in the province of A Coruña on Spain's northwest coast. This lace is very popular in Spain, used for baptismal clothes, curtains, and table linens. There are approximately 3,500 lacemakers, or palilleiras, in the area, integrating traditional designs with more modern techniques.
It is a small village, perfect for an afternoon stroll and seafood tapas and a drink or a gelato.
In this port, or in any port in Galicia, it is not uncommon to see people, like this man, mending nets before the fishing boats go back out to sea.
After our gelato, we drove up to Cabo Vilán, home to the oldest electric lighthouse in Spain.
Because of its rocky cliffs, Cabo, or Cape Vilán is considered one of the most dangerous ares of the Death Coast. In 1890, an English ship, the HMS Serpent, sank here, killing 173 men.
At the base of the Cape is Stolt Sea Farm, one of the world's largest producers of turbot, sole, sturgeon and caviar. Headquartered in Santiago de Compostela, Stolt has six farms in Spain, as well as farms in France, Iceland, Norway, Portugal and caviar farms in the United States.
Cafe con leche...with a view.