The town of Plencia or Plentzia (the lattest is the official basque name) is 25 kms north east from Bilbao. It grew in a bend of the river, which forms a beautiful estuary in the proximity of the sea. Plentzia shares a bay with the nearby municipalities of Gorliz and Barrika. There are three beaches in the bay, namely Plencia, Gorliz and Astondo. In summer they get very crowded, so if you don't want to sunbath and you think walking by the sea is much better, autumn, spring or even late winter is the perfect time for it. Plentzia is one of the places we people from Bilbao visit very often, because it's so near and we can even go by underground, though of course the train comes up to the surface before leaving Bilbao which makes the trip far more interesting and definitely nicer (imagine going all the way through a 25 km tunnel).
These photographs were taken on July. It was'nt summer yet, but the light is very different from the one that fills the scenes in a set of photographs I took last week. This is autumn light, and you can see it HERE
In both cases, the walk along the riverside started more or less at the beggining of Zugaitz Bidea, leaving the bridge behind. It continued along Ibiltokia Ibilbidea, but in this series of photographs it stops at Arraun kalea after we reach the port.
In the photographs you can see in my other blog the walk still continues through Areatza Iribidea and Portu Kalea. There are also houses and views which do not appear in the images that follow. In the same way, though the places are the same, different things and perspectives can be found here.
The other set of photographs