We enter the narrow winding cobblestone streets of the port of Cariño and weave our way up the inclines past the fountain in the small plaza. Up above, at the cemetery, the vista opens up. From here you can look down on the red-tiled roofs of the town past the ancient stone wharf across the bay to the Isle of San Vincente and the large expanse of white beach beyond. Off to the left, away to the northeast, the jagged coastline stretches all the way to the punta of Estaca de Bares, the northern most point of Spain. >>more
Brian T. Maurer has practiced pediatrics as a Physician Assistant for thirty years. His "Marginal Notes" column appears periodically in the Cell2Soul Blog. The title "Marginal Notes" is taken from a quote by Henry David Thoreau: "I love a broad margin to my life."