Calypso Capers

Bumming around……

….waiting for visitors… At the beginning of this year we had arrived at Calypso’s winter berth knowing that we would be making no progress towards our Mediterranean destination. We wanted to explore the two Southernmost Rias that we didn’t get to last year and we wanted to track back North to explore places we had … Read more

Finisterre – Journey’s End

………………for some……… (the end of the Camino de Santiago) We had wanted to visit Finisterra on our way south last year but the wind was not suitable for anchoring off Praia de Langosteira just North of the town and so we anchored off Praia de Sardineiro, which was a little too far for us to … Read more

Ria de Muros y Noia

Muros, Portosin, Noia and Esteiro We had visited Muros and Portosin marinas last year as well as the San Francisco and Muros anchorages but felt there was more exploring to be done here. We wanted to visit Noia as well as spend a little more time in the delightfully unspoiled fishing village of Muros. Last … Read more

Vilagarcia – dos festas

Alex at Xufre had told John and Debbie about a Viking festival in his home towm of Catoira, not far from Vilagarcia de Arousa. It sounded to be one of the better “festas” and so on Friday 2nd August we made the long (by this year’s standards) trip from Combarro to Vilagarcia, only to discover … Read more


Y el Monasterio de San Juan de Poio The old fishing village of Combarro is another tourist magnet and we had been looking forward to coming here and to staying at the modern marina, said to have the best showers in these parts. The approach to the marina looks very shallow on the charts, something … Read more

One night in Raxo…

 The tactic for making the most of paying for a night in a marina is to arrive as early in the day as possible and to leave late in the afternoon. We left Portonovo late in the day and were heading to Combarro, which we anticipated would be a highlight this year, but decided to … Read more

Portonovo (& Sanxenxo)

Another “suprisingly good” place. We had visited Portonovo and adjoining Sanxenxo in the Berlingo before launching Calypso and weren’t expecting too much, but had been at anchor for several days and needed to top up the water tanks and fill the cupboards! Paul called the marina to reserve two berths as it can apparently be … Read more

Ria de Aldan

………..didn’t disappoint! We had read that Ria de Aldan is a very picturesque place with good beaches, the warmest sea in the area and protected anchorages. Whilst Aldan is open to the North, there are numerous bateas (mussel growing rafts) which temper any incoming swell in calm to moderate Northerlies. We wanted to avoid even … Read more

Praia Agra

….moving up into Ria De Pontevedra It seemed as though we had become stuck in Ria de Vigo, given that we arrived in Bare Ass Bay (Ensenada de Barra) on 10th May and it was now 20th July, but today we finally escaped Vigo’s delights and moved back North to the Ria oft regarded as … Read more