Parador de Baiona
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Travel Blogs from Baiona
... we were continually having to watching the wind and our direction in case we needed to alter the sails abruptly or put the engine on when we stopped moving altogether.
It only got worse as we left the shelter of the Ria de Pontevedra and got out into more open sea. There were still headlands and islands everywhere and, combined with a fair old bit of swell and the wake of lots of speedboats, the waves were confused ...
... corn which tasted pretty good. There was the Iglesia de Peregrinos and the Basilica Santa Maria and San Francisco monasterio that we visited and after a couple of hours we had seen most of the old town so we were pleased to get the bus back and head for the beach for a change. We stayed there with hundreds of young girls and boys that were all on the beach cause it was a holiday in Spain but it was nice and the water crystal clean, a little cold but that ...
... just as I'd got out of the water, we spotted a dolphin in the anchorage! Hoorah! we cried and dived for the camera, soon spotting perhaps five or six more dotted about between the boats. As we watched, they came closer and closer, until they were only a few feet away from the boat, and I was cursing myself for having left the water when I did. Everyone on the boats around us was on deck watching the display, all of us enchanted no matter how ...
... the Gothic Santo Domingo church and the beautiful Renaissance Basilica de Santa Maria. The latter was a very busy operation and obviously keeping up with the times. I had to chuckle at a sign on the notice board inside outlying how parishioners could keep up with church events through their website, Facebook, Blogspot, and even Twitter! I had a delicious lunch in the pretty Praza da Lena, which in days gone by was the old firewood ...
... to Portugal (which only takes 30mins) we looked around an old fort and walked through the little village. Then drove along the coast then back over to Spain. We then drove up this hill (BIG HILL) and looked at a Celtic settlement. We then drove to a really nice sea front town. It's been such a lovely trip. Sun, sea, shopping and friends ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility