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  • Day654

    Península de Santa Marta, Baiona

    April 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    After all the chilly weather in the northern hills, it was a relief in terms of the temperature to drop down to the warmer coast, where we enjoyed highs of 16°C. As we progressed down the winding hill roads towards the sea, our surroundings unsurprisingly became more urbanized. The settlements merged into one another but we had programmed in a spot in the Baiona area. After a couple of attempts we found a narrow road leading onto a raised peninsula. The road ended in a small gravel parking area outside an old stone church. There was enough lush grass around to keep Poppy amused and we had views of a pale sandy bay leading out to far off green islands, against which huge white Atlantic surf crashed.

    The islands provided a breakwater, meaning the bay area was calm. From our vantage point we watched a few small boats pottering and some wetsuited swimmers dragging bright orange buoys on a long distance swim. The only through traffic was made up of mountain bikers, dog walkers and runners using the pedestrian track. It rained on and off but in a dry spell Will took his fishing rod to the rocks and enjoyed the fresh air.

    We'd planned to move on the following day but Vicky was unwell and Will felt unusually tired so we stayed. It could have been travel lag, the change in the weather or the knowledge our Spanish adventure would be coming to an end in less than 2 weeks, but a restfull day and a second night undoubtedly did us both good.
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  • Day155

    Ria Vigo to Baiona (bayona)

    September 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    They did let us stay at Cangas, the office didn't open till Saturday morning but the Marinero (Port watchman) came back after Lunch and after some pointing and pigeon Spanish we could stay and even do washing. Washing wasn't such a bonus it turned out as it took the domestic machines 3hours to do the load. Fortunately Jonty a fellow cruiser pointed us in the direction of the town laundromat and the industrial 18kg washer and dryer which took 1hour 5mins to do bedding including duvet. We did some shopping and thought about sightseeing but I had seen enough churches and chapels so we did try bother. Saturday after an uneventful running, thank goodness, we headed up the Ria, John got excited as we passed 2-3 boatyards and other large marina stuff 😉 we anchored up off Isla San Simon at top of Ria and I baked cakes ready for the long (for us) runs down the Portuguese coast and John replaced some plugs on the deck. Sunday we headed back past the exciting boat yards, John took lots of pictures, and to Baiona, apparently that is the Galician way of spelling it and as we are in Galicia. After a walk around Fort on the headland, both on ramparts and outside, fort is now a hotel parador, and then to Virgen de la Roca a 15m Mary cared from rock on the next headland we did the Spanish thing and walked along the promenade then had tapas, we ate Meijones, (mussels), calamares and patatas fritas(chips) for our tea. Tomorrow we are going to Portugal!Read more

  • Day55

    Camino bike ride - Day 3 - the tough day

    August 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We had a beautiful view over the river at breakfast. The day started off with no wind so it felt promising. They had been upgrading the promenade and it looked like they were spending big dollars. We stopped at a beach cafe for espresso before the route headed inland. It was very bumpy, gravel and cobbles. The signage wasn't great so we go a bit lost and ended up riding on the beach where a boardwalk section was broken. We stopped for lunch in Caminha, delicious swordfish burgers. We then caught the ferry across to Spain and rode along to a sheltered beach. We were excited to jump in till we discovered the water was freezing cold. Dane swam but I only managed it to my waist. Back on the bikes we traveled along boardwalks, more cobblestones, through towns, along gravel, grass stretches, road bike paths and up mountainsides with rocks that certainly weren't built for bikes. It felt never ending and very tough. Chocolate helped me get through! At some points it was so steep that we were battling to pass a walker who was almost beating us. We arrived in Baiona at 8:30pm and could barely walk up the stairs. We enjoyed beers and went out for Paella for dinner. The town was bustling with tapas bars but we were too tired to battle the crowds. We had ice cream and headed to bed very weary!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Baiona, ባዮና, بايونا, Bayona, باینا, Բայոնա, バイヨーナ, Байона, 바이오나, BYN, 拜奥纳

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