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More Ria de Vigo Part 2

Ria de Vigo Continued Ria de Vigo Part 1 The long walk took us past interesting smallholdings, fallow land and woodland, climbing higher and higher. This semi-derelict gaggle of buildings still housed pigs! In the middle of nowhere, having found ourselves slightly lost by straying from the stream, we were pleased to come across a … Read more

2018 highs, lows and statistics..2019 plans

Reflecting on what has been our most enjoyable year so far it is very difficult to pick out highlights as there were so many. Lowlights were few and far between. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Biscay crossing – we had almost perfect conditions for our crossing. This was our longest trip to date

Portosin, Muros, Caraminal, with visitors

We had agreed to meet Mark and Sue in Portosin on Sunday 2nd September, subject to weather conditions allowing us to get there in time. If not, the airport at Santiago de Compostela is equidistant from many of the stops on the way there, and as they were arriving mid-evening on a Sunday, the Cookies had booked an airport transfer taxi.

Rounding the End of the World!

When we returned to Coruna our friends, (“acquired” last year in France) Ros and Alan, were in the marina on Musetta. We enjoyed a couple of evenings with them before saying “hasta luego” and heading South. We had friends from England due to visit and wanted to meet them in the Rias Baixas, South of the renowned Cabo Finisterra, where apparently the weather is warmer and generally more settled.

A visit home and back across Biscay

The photo above is the aftermath of our family & friends party – our way of catching up with everyone during a short visit home – but which is very hard work and we are pleased to be back in Spain for a rest!

However I pen this at midnight, after an early night to bed, listening to fireworks and excited chattering……………….

Mera, Ares and dolphins!!

We left Coruna and headed out to anchor for a few days whilst the weather was so settled. First stop was Ensenada de Mera, shown above, just 2.5 nm across the bay from Coruna. The main town beach is in the distance, with the smaller and prettier Praia de Espineiro in the foreground left. We were joined by Adam and Lynne, who anchored closer to the main beach than we did – shown in the photograph above.

La Coruna

We had a forecast for our 34nm trip that would see us motoring from Cedeira towards Coruna until early/middle afternoon, and so with our propeller issue, and knowing that the forecast doesn’t always behave, we set off fairly early. Actually the forecast was quite accurate. We motored past the minor cape, Cabo Prior in glorious sunshine and a very light North Easterly – directly behind us.