Gran Hotel La Toja
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... grocery bag to wear between it and myself on my walk. Not attractive, but effective!
You may think my blog title is about me and my journey. Nope. Wanted to share a story of the place I am staying tonight. So, today was a beautiful day. Really foggy in the morning, which gave way to beautiful blue sky and fluffy white clouds. Was on my way, feeling good (even after yesterday's ascent). I passed by a place with a sign for lunch. I started at 7, and it was 11, so a ...
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 ...
... advantage of the situation.
For the rest of the day we did basically nothing but enjoy the day, the sunshine and the lovely view.
On Monday at low water, there were loads of "official / registered" cocklers on the beach. In the morning I also saw three dolphins exploring the area - magical! The weather has changed a lot - its now damp and miserable but we need to move ...
... the train to Santiago. What an amazing place.... so atmospheric and you could feel the spiritualism - there were loads of groups/clubs/whatever on their pilgrimages and the place was just buzzing - maybe because we were there before the siesta hours!!!!
When we got back after a very enjoyable day we moved on to another anchorage (which is another entry).