Coruna Le Torre de Hercules and the Menhirs
Thu 21 Jun 2018 12:33
La Coruna boasts the oldest working light house in the world - Le Torre de Hercules, built by the Romans over 2000 years ago. It still has the original foundations and parts of the roman walls, though it has been added to since. We climbed nearly to the top, but the viewing gallery outside was closed due to the strong winds. It was built by Caio Sevio Lupio whose name is on the foundation stone, and it is currently 59m high, on top of a hill 60m above sea level. It was a bit shorter in the Roman days, and used to have a huge oil lamp, that was reflected on to a mirror.
After that we walked around the promontary to some modern menhirs with square holes. When we got back, a Police rib was tied up behind Mares Tail! They were very friendly, just inspecting boats, and as we already had paper work from a previous police visit, no more forms to fill in. (Though they did point out that the previous police had dated the form 2020! )