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... as every time we turned a corner it turned with us so it was constantly right on our nose. However, the fog we ran into after two hours was the real problem. At first we thought it was just low-lying cloud, but as we got closer and it loomed larger and larger like a loomy thing we could see it skimming along the coast, moving quickly towards us, and it quickly became clear we were about to sail right into thick fog. This was definitely not what we wanted. It was our first experience of fog ...
... asked if we had any paper.
When it emerged they wanted €25 per day for the privilege of tying ourselves onto a floating ball of rubber we decided not to bother and motored 500 yards upriver to anchor instead. And it was idyllic; mountainous surroundings, calm peaceful water, perfect holding - unfortunately a small storm arrived the next day so we weren't able to enjoy it much, but still. The beach we were next to was clearly a ...
... and then went out to one of the numerous bars by the marina that I'd been dying to try ever since we got there, as it had a giant outdoor seating area full of squashy chairs with windbreak backs, chaise longues and swingseats.
I'm including a few totally irrelevant pictures here of Jade sailing proudly along, because it's too late for them to go where they belong and they're rather pleasing.
... expensive trip!!
We left Santander and arrived in Madrid. The train speed was displayed in the carriages during the trip and we had been travelling at an average speed of 250km/h. The views were great....lush green country dense forested hills.... Then as we came out the end of a mountain tunnel closer to Central Spain, the grass was no longer green, the trees were sparse and the clouds darker. We got off the train and went directly to the ticket machine ...
... the sun or eating. The white walls are all covered in climbing roses, the gardens were immaculate and large, the ocean is crystal clear and inviting (until you touch the 12 degree water), and the whole town feels happy.
We walked until we found a little cafe serving coffee.... Now was the time to try our words. We said what we thought meant "we would like two black coffees please, no milk", and out came two black coffees with no milk... Win! They were the smallest coffees ...
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