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Travel Blogs from Pontevedra
... 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 ...
From the camping there is a bus that goes to Pontevedra, so we'll take that tomorrow morning. We got organized and after a good big shower walked 10 min to the little village, beach and boulevard with lots if café's and terraces. We had a drink there and did a little of Internet and than went for a small walk around the fisher's port where the woman were repairing the nets. Than we walked back and read until it was time for dinner which we had in the ...
We're now in the Ria de Pontevedra, after an arduous* sail of about 15 whole miles a few days ago. We anchored up by the beach near Sanxenxo, which is evidently an exceptionally popular town for tourists. This was the first place we'd really seen with all the trappings of commercial beaches: sun loungers for hire, as well as pedalos and jet skis for the more adventurous, and parasailing round the bay.
All this is actually quite ...
... and if it hadn't been for the fact that we were waiting for a package to arrive for us in the marina here in Vilagarcia we might well not have left.
However we've also had a wander around Vilagarcia today, which isn't stupefyingly lovely but is perfectly pleasant, and has some strikingly attractive bits in its parks. We'll probably hang around this ria for a few more days then head south to the next one, Ria de Pontevedra, for more lazing around in the sun.
... well situated at the edge of the Zona Monumental, or old quarter, and much walking around the town was in store. I started off my first day with a walk along the river and the 12th century Burgo bridge which gives the city its name, stopping for a look at the bustling fish market before entering the old city. Pontevedra sits along the Portugese route of the way of St. James and has many beautiful churches including the rounded Baroque ...
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