Comillas and the proud dog
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We stayed on a camping in Comillas a very cute little town at the coast. Comillas is a small township and municipality in the northern reaches of Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. The Marquisate of Comillas, a fiefdom of Spanish nobility, holds ceremonial office in the seat of power at a small castle which overlooks the town. The current Marquis of Comillas is Don Alfonso Güell y Martos. The city has also one of Antoni Gaudi´s houses the "El Capricho".
This coast is rough and very beautiful - you can easily find a beach but also an enormous amount of fabulous views from the cliffs.
We parked the car and let the dog loose because it had stayed too long in the car. A that time the dog was not much more than a big puppy less than 10 month old. I remember that the first thing it did was forcing a fence in to some cows which it apparently never had seen before. The dog ran towards the cows who didn´t give a damn about such a little thing - the dog was running arround like crazy barking at the cows to get a reaction without any kind of result. The next act of provocation was clearly unexpected and compleatly stupid - but also a lot of fun, especially for everybody that watched. The dog ran towards one the cows and took a big peace of cowshit. Then it ran back to us with its big victory - and it wouldn´t let go of it again. The dog was so proud!!
This is an area that even in the summer can be a bit cold, we had around 20 degrees - not what you could expect for July in Spain. I have always loved this area but it is not a place to go if you want to be sure that the sun is shining all the time.
The camping was very cheap but still nice.