12 Days of Christmas – day 10

This is the view from the finish of stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana, 176.4km from Marin to Dumbria, Mirador Ezaro which was won by Alexander Geniez (FDJ).

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It was a long, hot wait at the summit finish for the peloton, particularly as supplies of cold drinks ran out early on – we were somewhat ill-prepared. But the view back down to the Atlantic coast was worth it.

I’ve just realised that three photos of the Atlantic coast have made it into my 12 favourite photographs from 2016: San Sebastin’s La Concha beach on Day 2 along with one of Vigo’s many beaches on Day 8. But then I do love looking at water, it’s very calming. In our current home we have a beautiful sea view which stretches, on a clear day, from Cap d’Antibes to Cap Ferret and I never tire of looking at it.