After spending most of my first day in Basque Country exploring Guernica we continued driving north to the small coastal town of Mundaka. It had been raining on and off most of the day and as we headed north the darkest clouds appeared to be traveling with us.
Mundaka is known as a great surfing spot although when we arrived the ocean was calm. We parked in town then walked a short distance to the small harbor with a great view of the sea.
We noticed a small heritage perched on a distant bluff. Koldo suggested we walk over to the little church to check it out even though it was raining and getting late.
The chapel was closed but we took a peak inside.
From the hermitage we had a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding area. No other people were in sight.
As we stood in the light rain admiring the scenery, a faint rainbow appeared over the sea. A nice touch we thought. Then the rainbow grew larger and brighter, eventually spanning from Izaro Island to the peninsula across from us. It became so bright and clear we could hardly believe it. A second rainbow appeared. It was magical and breath-taking. We took many photos but we couldn’t fully capture the splendor of it.
From Mundaka we continued on our journey to the town on Bermeo which is only a few minutes away. Bermeo is the most important fishing port in the Basque Country.