"We are just about to drive to the docks in Bilbao where we will catch the ferry back to Portsmouth. It's been a great trip. Since we bought the motorhome in June 2013 I reckon we have spent about 600 days travelling around Europe. You might think that eventually you might cease to be surprised by places. Always though you find unexpected delights. We stopped at Zumaia last night. The guidebook described it as a small industrial town and port. It failed to mention it has some of the most astonishing rock formations we have ever seen."
Cretaceous, an epic epoch! TRex rules the land alongside bumblebees, super-sized sharks inhabit the warm shallow seas. Most of the earth's petroleum deposits were laid down at this time; a mixture of the strange and the familiar - dinosaurs and fig trees. Next time I eat a fig I am going to think, triceratops may have munched these.
|Being reminded of how puny we are can be oddly liberating - the girl's reaction was spot-on.|