The walk to the Lighthouse had been recommended but we left this until last and when the weather turned to intermittent showers. But hey, we had umbrellas ... Eventually we found the path - don't go to the end of the promenade/esplanade - and off we set to walk up the coastal path. After a short while there is an opening into a park with a wonderful display of roses, as well as a view of the sea. We re-joined the coastal path at the end of that park, bracing but worthwhile glimpses of the rocks below, and then a bay in which several canoes were visiting. This led to the road and then around to the Parque itself and the ramble across to the head with some strategically well-placed (but now deserted) gun emplacements before climbing up to the lighthouse itself. Another viewpoint and then two 'discoveries'. The first is the Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor which is an art gallery that is free to enter and has three collections: paintings on the theme of lighthouses; artefacts of all sorts on the same theme; focus on two/three local artists. Well worth the vsit - excellent views as well. The second is the El Faro, in which we took shelter from the rain and then enjoyed fresh rabas & beer, before walking back along the road down to Santander again when the rain eventually stopped.
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