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... to stop and get my boots off and flip flops on before continuing onto Valenca for the night.
The place was gorgeous. An old stone house, beautiful courtyard, vineyard, etc. I ordered a sandwich, and was enjoying the perfect day.
A very friendly Canadian woman came down the stairs from another building, and was very friendly. Came to find out this was her place. The real story is that she did the Camino in 2008 with a childhood friend she hadn't seen for years. ...
... to explore the Ria further and went to the very top and anchored in Ensenada de San Simon. Very pretty. While searching for a place to anchor we saw around 6 dolphins mooching about - that was real cool.
The following morning we headed for Baiona.
The old town of Baiona is very nice, small but nice. The views of the Ria and the Atlantic are magical as you stroll on the outside of the castle walls.
Great bars and restaurants.
... 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 ...
... wind has picked up, and in the wrong direction for where we are heading.
We tried for another impressive town written up in the guides but it was not yacht friendly and the anchorages were too exposed to the winds so we headed back across to the other side of the Ria. The anchorages here were not particularly comfortable in the current conditions so we went to the marina for the ...
... a lovely lunch in pretty much the (shopping) town centre.
Went to the bus station to find out times of buses for Santiago - very limited. Back on board with reasonable internet access we found that there are frequent trains. So we spent the evening on board (hoping that we weren't going to drag as there was a pretty strong wind blowing).
In the ...