Balneario de Mondariz
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... across the river to Spain and its fortified town of Tui.
The place has so many layers of defenses, it took a while to walk up to the top. Once in the town, you are greeted by numerous shops and stalls all selling towels and linen (nothing else). Couldn't believe ...
... back and look at the memorials showing where the Pinta, the third of Columbus' ships landed back. There is a statue of a man leading a horse in very odd pose but we have no idea what this commemorates! We are driven back the scenic route along the coast and pass some lovely houses and beaches and a very lovely five star hotel before being dropped back in Vigo.
We make use of the free wifi in the cruise terminal and ...
... inside leg measurement.
Being Spain, there were several worthy contenders, but one man beat the others by a wide margin. 14" maximum. And that is being generous. Good game.
A statue of Jules Verne looks over the marina. He is sitting on a four legged octopus, looking out to sea. He visited Vigo and set some of his famous 20000 Leagues under the Sea in Vigo Bay.
For supper we ate in a little fish restaurant down by the harbour. ...
... covered. Phew!
An easy trip to the airport (thank you so much, FMB... and we hope you did not get held up by that lengthy jam on the way home again) and a quick check was soon completely spoilt by a lengthy and painful grind through security. About four long queues mainly of passengers flying to the Middle East, or the Indian sub-continent meant that not only did they not understand what they were supposed to do, but it then took ages for them ...
After visiting Vigo I stopped at Pontevedra, a smaller, but enchanting city also on a ria or sound. I only had a short time as I wanted to get back to Santiago, which I'm now considering my home away from home for this trip, and feel at ease here.
I don't know much about Pontevedra other that it is a very charming city and the old city is truly a nugget of gold.
A few pictures are about the Way and a plaque at an ancient door, no ...