Hotel Escuela Las Carolinas

General Davila, 115, Santander, Cantabria, 39006, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Breaking Records

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty


... the swell pushed us onwards. As we surfed down one particularly large wave we hit 10 knots - the first time we've made it into double digits!

When we were perhaps five miles from San Vicente's entrance the wind began to pick up; when it reached 14 knots apparent we decided this was more than we should expect our spinnaker to put up with and pulled it down, sailing the last couple of miles under white ...

It's been an interesting day

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty


... again and we anchored in a little bay packed with yachts out for the day in bright sunshine.

The day's events weren't over, though; out of the blue we got a call to tell us that our long lost cat, Astrophe, had been found! When I say long lost, I really mean it - it was a year last March that she disappeared, and we hadn't expected her to survive the winter on her own. There isn't a lot we can do to reclaim her from the north coast of Spain, but it was a wonderful surprise to ...

A call to arms

A travel blog entry by sophistikitty


... but it's surrouded by green hills and there's a glorious-looking beach just round the corner. Tomorrow should be another fabulously sunny day, so the plan is to have our first proper beach day, completely with picnic and perhaps even a swim in the sea (if I'm feeling brave. Northern Spain has a pretty cold sea even in this heat). Then on Sunday we're moving on again, to another anchorage which will, we hope, be free of inconsiderate fishing boats.

Another great beach day

A travel blog entry by obrillips


... Other campers came to see what we were doing, no one spoke English. But they marvelled at our 1km of strawberries we were eating. Who knew eating strawberries could be so messy. They got warm in the sun, and we weren't paying much attention....delicious! Still stuck in our cloths tho.
After dinner we went for a walk around the headlands and got back to the tent just in time. The thunder, lightning and rain are perfect to fall asleep to.
In the ...

Trying our words

A travel blog entry by obrillips


It was another perfect day when we woke. Bread and Nutella for breakfast then we put our swimmers on and set off to enjoy the day. We walked the coast line, stopping at each little beach and headland to take photos and chill out with the other beach loving locals. There were dogs running around everywhere, topless and wrinkly, leather skinned old ladies sun baking, groups of people playing paddle ball, and picnics set up where large families were all gathered around gazebos ...

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