At the beginning of this autumn I was invited to photograph Moradas no Ulla, a magical place with wood cabins located on the northwest coast of Spain, in Galicia, and just 18 km away from Santiago de Compostela.
I love to spend time in nature and photography is not only one of my greatest passions but my job as well, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to have been offered this project and I just couldn’t wait to visit the place. Since it’s dog-friendly I also decided to take Scooby with me.
Moradas no Ullas consists of three exclusive cabins surrounded by beautiful forests and gentle meadows. It is very close to a cool suspension bridge that hangs over the Ulla river, in the Xirimbao natural park. It embodies a new concept of rural tourism, simple contemporary design, sustainable and respectful with the environment. The property owner, Fran, is incredibly nice and was attentive to the smallest details even before we arrived.
The homemade breakfast the next morning was such a treat and included fresh fruit, orange juice, a cake, Galician bread, tomato purèe, jam, butter, coffee, yogurt, and granola, all of which we enjoyed while listening to birds chirping in the outdoor terrace. There truly can be no better way to start your day.
Cabins are perfect for the new normality by the way since they are all far enough from each other and they are thoroughly cleaned after guests leave by Fran and Hilda.
In short, a lovely place to enjoy the outdoors and some fresh air. A perfect retreat for some introspection and for feeling completely safe during a pandemic.