Hotel Carlos I Silgar
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... to stop and get my boots off and flip flops on before continuing onto Valenca for the night.
The place was gorgeous. An old stone house, beautiful courtyard, vineyard, etc. I ordered a sandwich, and was enjoying the perfect day.
A very friendly Canadian woman came down the stairs from another building, and was very friendly. Came to find out this was her place. The real story is that she did the Camino in 2008 with a childhood friend she hadn't seen for years. ...
Sadly we left Combarro and headed south for the next Ria. There was little bit of wind so we got a pretty decent sail in.
We anchored in one of the first bays, it was quite crowded actually. Being a weekend the beach was full of people - mostly naked people we discovered after settling in. Not because of the sights but due to the swell we reanchored closer to the headland where we hoped there would be less rolling about.
The following morning ...
... going to the old town -some 2 miles away so we took a taxi.
The old town is great, comparable to Santiago but with less churches and more administrative buildings. There was a mixture of styles. Very atmospheric - we finding that towns /villages are alive between 12 and 3pm (i.e. while shopping and eating) and then they are like ghost towns until ...
... br> In the morning we got up at sunrise and then at good light proceeded on to the next Ria - Ria Pontevedra.
After motoring half the way and the wind and tide against us, we eventually got a pretty nice sail in.
This Ria from what we could see through the mist is really something. There's slightly less mussel farms but the the shores are lined with lovely forested hills.
We left the lovely little bay and headed for Vilagarcia, not too far away. We found a spot in the marina and proceeded to go pay for the berth only to be told they were full - being a Friday and all that etc etc etc. So we anchored outside the breakwater (along with another British boat that was turned down).
We took the dinghy to the marina and went exploring. ...