Ciudad de Vigo
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... just as I'd got out of the water, we spotted a dolphin in the anchorage! Hoorah! we cried and dived for the camera, soon spotting perhaps five or six more dotted about between the boats. As we watched, they came closer and closer, until they were only a few feet away from the boat, and I was cursing myself for having left the water when I did. Everyone on the boats around us was on deck watching the display, all of us enchanted no matter how ...
... to paddle towards or away from them.
Not long after that we headed over to the Ria de Arousa, where we are now, and settled down just off a beach near a town called Ribeira, where we ended up staying for a week. It was pretty much perfect; the sun shone every day with wonderful intensity, the beach was long and sandy and there was a Lidl about ten minutes walk away.
We also met another British couple (with a dog!) there, and later 2-Blue turned ...
... 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 ...
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