Peniscola & Ebro Delta
From Cuenca I was driving to Valencia, and ended up to stay overnight in Moncofa
a small pretty traditional village/town, where are a couple of Hostales near the
beach. On the next day I headed north up to Peniscola, an old town with narrow cobbled
streets and whitewashed houses. But actually in some of the streets are way to many
shops for tourists with all kind of stuff, which kind of destroys the perfect idyllic
picture. On top there's a 13th century castle, from where you've
got a good overview of the coastal area. Here on the coast anyhow anything is pretty
Further North, close to Tortosa, there is the Ebro Delta (the delta of the rio Ebro).
Here the land is pointing out seaward for about 20km, the flat and exposed wetland is
one of the most important bird habitans of northern Spain. Nearly half of the area is
used for rice growing, so I passed many rice fields.