Category Archives: Spain

Bayona

A final post from Spain as we will be sailing to Povoa de Varzim on Friday and finding out if the Portugese clearance process is as onerous as we’ve been told. In Spain we checked in at our first port … Continue reading

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Our Final Port in Spain

We are back in a marina for a couple of days having spent the past 10 anchored in the Rias Arousa, Pontevedra and Vigo. Sadly we are in our last Spanish port of call although it is in lovely Bayona, … Continue reading

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Moving On – Ria de Arousa

The engine is fixed 🙂 The problem was as in the photo but we have a new part and tested it this morning with Alfredo and Oscar onboard to make sure it all worked. What an amazing sound a running … Continue reading

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First Month – Thoughts

As we are still in Portosin Marina whilst the engine is fixed there isn’t much to report from a sailing point of view but yesterday marked a month since we left our home marina, Haslar. Since the longest holiday we … Continue reading

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Day in Noia – Ria de Muros

It is our second day in Portosin Marina, a very friendly place to stay and fortunately with helpful engineers on site. Alfredo thinks the problem lies with the valves and/or head gasket so the head is off the engine and … Continue reading

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9 Days Anchored in the Spanish Rias

On 10 July we left A Coruna and made the 40 mile trip to Corme, a small Ria to the south. There wasn’t much wind so we needed to motor for a few hours. Along the way we caught 3 … Continue reading

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Roman Lighthouse – Torres de Hercules

We felt obliged to walk in the heat to see this Tower today as it is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. We owe so much to the pioneers of these structures and to those who kept mariners safe … Continue reading

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Sada – Ria de Betanzos

We recently spent 2 nights anchored off Sada as although there is a marina there we wanted to save some money and have a quieter evening away from everyone else so we could light the BBQ. The sail there was … Continue reading

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Beautiful Biscay Crossing

Well we made it – arrived in La Coruna last night at 2215 having left Falmouth 3 days and 7 hours earlier. The conditions were almost perfect, with a NE to E F4-5 for much of the crossing which pushed … Continue reading

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