Juan:'How was your holiday to my country? You went to the north of Spain, didn't you?'
Peter:'Yeah, we went to Galicia. It was very beautiful.'
Juan:'Where did you stay? In the interior or on the coast?'
Peter:'We stayed on the coast in a village near the city of Vigo.'
Juan:'Was the village on the bay?'
Peter:'I don't know.'
Juan:'Was the sea there surrounded by land on three sides?'
Peter:'Yes, it was. So that's what a bay is. I never know that.'
Juan:'And a very small bay which is shaped like a circle or an egg is called a cove. Did you visit any coves when you were there?'
Peter:'Just one. On the third day we were there, we went on a boat to a small island in the middle of the bay in the afternoon. There was a cove there which had a beach.'
Juan:'The beaches in Galicia are amazing.'
Peter:'Yes, they are. We went two times to this long sandy beach where you could sunbathe and relax. Our children loved it. They built sandcastles.'
Juan:'I think I know the beach. Were there any hills of sand behind the beach?'
Peter:'Do you mean dunes?'
Juan:'That's right. Were there any dunes there?'
Peter:'Yes, there were.'
Juan:'It's really beautiful. The only problem is that you can't go swimming in the sea there.'
Peter:'No, you can't. The waves in the sea where too high, so it was dangerous for swimming from the beach. But the waves were perfect for surfing. So we all tried to learn how to surf. But not very successfully.'
Juan:'The coast there isn't very good for swimming. What I love about the coast of Galicia is walking along the shoreline, the area where the land and sea meet. You not only have beaches on the shoreline, but there are also some amazing tall vertical rocks which you can walk on the top of.'
Peter:'In English we call these tall vertical rocks, cliffs. We walked along them, looking at the sea below.'
Juan:'What do you call in English the parts of the shoreline which aren't a beach or a cliff, but have rocks on them which aren't very tall?'
Peter:'We call the places on the shoreline with big rocks on them which aren't high/tall, rocks. Children love these places, because they can find lots of small fish in them.'
Juan:'The kids love looking for fish in the rocks.'
Peter:'I have to tell you about what happened to us when we were on the beach one day.'
Peter:'We were walking on a beach when the level of the sea went up so quickly that the sea completely covered a part of the beach we'd walked on 20 minutes before. It stopped us walking back to our car. We had to wait 3 hours until the level of the sea went down to be able to walk on that part of the beach again.'
Juan:'You have to be careful of the tide in Galicia. The level of the sea goes up and down so quickly there. Did you do anything else?'
Peter:'On one morning we went to an estuary. Because it's where the water from a river meets the water from the sea, there are a lot of birds to see. I thought it was boring, but the children loved it.'