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Baiona

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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

  • Day21

    - Klaarmaken voor vertrek naar Azoren -

    August 22 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Gister tegen de avond aangekomen in Baiona, een mooi tegen de berg gelegen stadje.
    Hier zijn vele schermutselingen uitgevochten zowel op land als op de zee.
    We hebben een plaats in de jachthaven, vlak onder een oud kasteel, heel mooi.
    Vandaag (zaterdag 22 augustus) besteden we aan de voorbereidingen voor 5 a 6 daagse overtocht naar de Azoren.
    Aantal bootklussen moeten nog gedaan worden, boodschappen, water en diesel aanvullen, routeplan aan de hand van weervoorspelling maken en dan in de middag vertrekken.
    Er lijkt zich langzaam een normaal weerbeeld te ontwikkelen, er ontstaat een hogedrukgebied ten zuiden van de Azoren. Het huidige weerbeeld is nu warrig,ook veel plaatsen met windstiltes. Onze route zal van Baiona met een ruime zuidelijke bocht naar de Azoren gaan, om zoveel mogelijk van gunstige wind te profiteren. - zie filmpje, weerpraatje van Sam-
    Mogelijk is Horta op het eiland Faial onze aankomsthaven. Dit is een van de oostelijke eilanden wat een dag extra varen nodig maakt.
    Drukke dag en beetje gespannen voor de oversteek dus geen lang verhaal dit keer.
    Ik zal tijd genoeg hebben om tijdens de oversteek uitgebreid verslag te doe, dat houden jullie tegoed zodra er weer mobiel verbinding mogelijk is.

    -laatste streepje verbinding-
    We varen langs de kust, twee dolfijnen spelen bij de boeg, zo mooi, een escorte...
    -zie laatste filmpje-
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  • 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

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