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... day. We'd hoped to sail our way up the ria, but the wind was well and truly dead, so we chugged along slowly and admired the scenery.
We were heading under an enormous bridge to the Enseņada de San Simon, a large bay too shallow for most boats to navigate, but being a very shallow boat ourselves this wasn't a problem. After trundling about for a while trying to find the best spot, we anchored up at one end, houses ...
... corn which tasted pretty good. There was the Iglesia de Peregrinos and the Basilica Santa Maria and San Francisco monasterio that we visited and after a couple of hours we had seen most of the old town so we were pleased to get the bus back and head for the beach for a change. We stayed there with hundreds of young girls and boys that were all on the beach cause it was a holiday in Spain but it was nice and the water crystal clean, a little cold but that ...
... selling the homemade liqueurs that you can apparently sell without a license here as long as you're only doing so from your own home.
We've decided to spend another night here so we can get this most out of such a beautiful little place (and the free wi-fi certainly doesn't hurt...) After that we're heading down to the next ria, before we find that we've spent the whole summer in this corner of Spain.
*read gentle, relaxing
... 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.
Pontevedra, situated on the north west of the Iberian Peninsula in part of the area popularly known as the Rias Baixas, is the capital of both the Comarca and Galicia. I would have to say this was one of the friendliest placest I have visited. Everyone from the taxi driver who helped me with my luggage to the hotel staff, people in shops, waiters and even buskers were up for a chat. I stayed in a lovely boutique hotel furnished with an ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service