Calypso Capers

2019 Highlights and Statistics

Another Great Year!!! We said last year that 2018 was our most memorable and best year yet. This was a very different year in that we halted our slow travels South and ended the year in the same boatyard where we began 2019. That was entirely intentional. We had explored part of the North coast … Read more

More Visitors

celebrating an engagement…. The day after Mark and Sue left us we cleaned and washed bedding, turning around the guest cabins ready for our third set of visitors. We also rested our livers in readiness for the inevitable onslaught when the kids arrived! We were quite excited the next day as we had not seen … Read more

Visitors from home

Showing off some of our favourite haunts… We had family and friends visiting over the last 2 weeks of the season and planned to revisit some of our favourite places in the Rias Baixas – wind and weather permitting We had arrived in Combarro to welcome the first two sets of visitors. First to arrive … Read more

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