The Cliffs of SantanderAlex Cahill '11 | July 8, 2009
Well, we are wrapping up here in Spain. Today Garrett gave a good talk on what he was doing, which I am sure he can fill you in on. After that Chema took us, along with his wife Elizabeth and approximately one year old daughter Dakota, to a restaurant across the bay in Pedrena. There, we feasted on Bonito (a type of tuna) and mussels. To get there we took a nice ferry across the bay from downtown Santander. While I was on the ferry Chema described some of the sites of Santander that we could see, the largest being the Royal Palace. This was a gift from the town of Santander to the Royal Family, and they would live there in the summer. The Palace was returned to the city more recently. Another magnificent building was the royal hotel; this is where the royal family stayed in the summer, before the palace was built. In addition there is a nice view of the Santander opera house.
Today was a good day, but I would like to speak even more about yesterday. We again took a siesta, going to the beach about 3:00 though we were then doomed to work very late into the night. It was a windy day with lots of waves, we even saw a few surfers. After we were on the beach, doing a few calculations, we decided to walk around the point of Santander, where the land juts into the ocean. The view was beautiful and the walk enjoyable, though we had a long way to go on the return leg. Here are a few pictures so that you can share in our amazment: