This was our day for exploring the Cabo de Gata area, a cloudy day as you can see from the photograph of one of the abandoned coastal forts. A track took us past bird hides, one was equipped with a telescope which afforded a look at the flamingoes on the salinas for the price of one euro. We continued past a salt processing facility and then uphill to the lighthouse where we stopped for the inevitable bread and cheese lunch. A steeper climp took us up to La Vela Blanca, our reward being the vista of the volcanic coastline. Submarine volcanic activity had exposed a variety of differently coloured rocks, including the slab of chalk that gave “The White Veil” its name.
We returned to the campsite for another early night.