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On Friday we set off south for the next ria down, the Ria de Vigo. This is one of the most built up rias, as it houses Vigo, probably the largest city in the area.
It was beautifully sunny, but the wind was bizarre; always in the wrong place and dropping from a good, sailable speed to nothing seemingly at random. The result was the what should have been a relaxed, short sail down to the next ria became unnecessarily ...
... and finished the evening outside our caravan. 24th The sky was blue again so the day started good. We got the bus of 11:08 which went into the centre of Pontevedra. We walked around and found all kind of little old streets with hidden squares with terraces, café's and small restaurants which served "pulpe" octopus, so of course we had to try a dish which we never had tried before called Empanada de maíz con mejillones y pulpo made of octopus and mussels covered ...
... a yachty point of view; motorboats and jet skis zoomed about round the anchorage sending wake everywhere and causing us to rock with varying levels of violence every couple of minutes. On the other hand, the water was warm enough for swimming to be not only possible but deliciously enjoyable - with the temperatures hitting 30 degrees in the sun coolling off in the water was intensely pleasurable.
Not only that, but on our second ...
... 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 ...
... tried to hire a Limo for us to look around the city but me a Marianna both refused to go. On Sunday Marianna's mother cooked us a wonderful meal which is typically from Uraguay (where they originate) it was lovely beef with sweet potatoes and potatoes. After an afternoon nap we went on an adventure with Marianne's Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. ...
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