Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bayona- our last stop in Spain and on to Leixoes (Portugal)

Found our first full Marina in Cangass, which meant we could not get to visit Vigo- so another on our list of places to visit should we return this way. The hair and laundry situation required attention, so we had … Continue reading

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Islas Cies–paradise found but shared

Sometimes you just get that “lovely light breeze” and with the effect of the off –lying islands stopping the swell from the Atlantic  our next little hop from Bueu to Isla Cies was four hours of relaxed easy sailing . … Continue reading

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Ria de Pontevedra

Well, we finally made our escape from Ria Muros on Saturday. The wind was not ideal as we beat out west to clear the headland, and we were surprised to find ourselves sailing in full Southern Ocean clothing- OK-without the … Continue reading

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The Rains in Spain Fall Mainly In Muros

Hi all.  From Muros we went to Portosin for a day Marina (washing, charging batteries and updating the blog for you guys!) Basket ball event in the square, and the beach just around the corner- all lovely. Job complete, we … Continue reading

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First week in The Rias of Spain

Taken from Camarinas on Wednesday- What is this? Noah using the fishing book to try out a new technique? – it involved the wrenched strapped to the boat hook (to make it sink) with a broom to act as a … Continue reading

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Doldrums and Dolphins

When the winds began to ease, with bated breath we sent Noah to check the Navtex to see if this was a lull before another ““strong winds” section- and managed to pick up a limited weather report indicating falling winds.  … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough- the tough go to sleep!

As we neared the Biscay shelf – that notorious feature where the sea goes from a hundred meters to 3 thousand – causing larger more confused waves- things took a turn for the worse as the swell built. Our way … Continue reading

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