the great machine called the black egg - or simply pablo's little egg hahahaha

Ferrol Travel Blog

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arrived in el ferrol
the distance from la coruña to ferrol was only 40 minutes and it was  FANTASTIC RIDE with breathtaking views of the cliffs and coves and bays of galicia in spain - were all just at the windows looking at the views thats opening up with every turn of the bus!

we are now seeing spain outside of barcelona, outside of madrid - outside the touristic perspective. i was not expecting this landscape of spain. the "spain" i know was dry, arid, hot and humid and bare mountains.  but it was NOT in this region! it was so...  the climate is so mild! very green! and the smell of eucalyptus trees are all over!

we drove around, under and over the mountains and the highways are full of aqueducts. ive never seen the sea so blue and calm! with ships in the distance, and so little they were jus like toys! well, ferrol is one of the naval bases and a domestic port in spain.
pablo and the black egg!


we were just simply mesmerised? hynotized?!! by what we saw. alex, lori and hannah were in spain before, but they also had not expecting this kind of landscape to this beautiful country.

but arrrggggggggghhhh my thoughts were disturbed and interrupted by pablo the idiot! aaarrrghhhh he kept sending me sms of were we are blah blah blah, so i told him we are near and he better put his butt on the central station when we arrive! hahahaha

then finally!!! were at ferrol, we dont know how to get out of the bus station! hahhaa we just followed the people and we have to go up the stairs!

but the ditio wasnt there so i texted him and dios mio! he has a lazy butt, he waited to be sure that we were in ferrol before he drives his big butt to pick us up! aaarrrggg

then i was a little worried.
freshed from sleeping in the bus!
..... it was cold there.. its not exactly a "beach weather" it was like 22-23°c, although it was sunny, i knew the water would be cold. i just kept these thoughts to myself, i dont wanna ruin the long day and great expectations of my friends.

we waited till pablo arrived with "the black egg" a 2 door peugeot which he nicknamed the black egg and for the moment "lauro's taxi" hahahaha hahahaha - it will be our service for al the time we are in northern spain!

when pablo talked to guys, the guys ran over to me and said - "lauro, i cant understand the english of pablo" hahahahaha, i just told them that pablo was just nervous. i am too if i will speak spanish with people the first time that i met. nothing to worry about i assured them!

pablo, was unusually quiet, but he had a devious smile on his face, the smile i am familiar with! hahahaha, he was also busy talking to the phone with someone, and when i asked him, why arent we gong, he said he just talked to his father and he will come also with a car to pick our group! what?!!! oh my god!

when pablo's father came with an old battered car which wasnt far behind the black egg, a stout man with a beautiful and contagious smile came out.
pablo texting his father!
he doenst even speak english NOR SPANISH only galician! this was a damn challenge! hahahhaa i dont know what to say! i just smiled a lot - since my motto was, a smile is a perfect way to break the ice.

so hannah, rubs and robbo were at pablo's and me, ben and lori was with pablo's dad - since i can communicate a BIT better with the father - i let the other guys go with pablo coz he speaks A BIT english. hahaha.

when i stepped into pablo's dads car - this is it - this is the start of the journey that will bring us together and share the adventures ahead. oooohh i was scared! hahaha
lauro says:
"no, yes"

hahahah typical galician! hahaha
Posted on: Jul 15, 2008
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arrived in el ferrol
arrived in el ferrol
pablo and the black egg!
pablo and the black egg!
freshed from sleeping in the bus!
freshed from sleeping in the bus!
pablo texting his father!
pablo texting his father!
rubs stuffed lion :D
rubs stuffed lion :D
Ferrol
photo by: lauro