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A brisk walk took us to the high point of Vigo. The Castro complex at the top of the hill overlooking the Ria de Vigo.
The views are great and you can imagine the great sea battles of yesteryear with canon balls being shot at the galleons below.
There is also the remains of where ...
On the way to the bus station, the heavens opened and Galician rain fell. When it rains in Galicia, it really rains! I was wearing a rain jacket but my legs were soon saturated.
At the bus station, there was a little shop selling trousers and jeans for €5 and so I quickly tried on a pair and bought them as a spare in case I get caught out for a third time in Vigo.
We caught the train down to Vigo on the coast this morning. It's a big city on the mouth of the Ria de Vigo and to cut a long story short, it has belted down with rain all day.
We dodged the rain by going into bars for red wine and the free tapas each place provides. It's a destination for the most enormous cruise ...
... terminal and out to the front of the terminal so we decided to go back inside the shopping centre and buy some pastries from the bakery. I bought some Halloween biscuits. We returned to the ship after this as the queues had calmed down. We headed to the open decks for lunch and found that the whole of deck 15 has become a swimming pool. My deck shoes became flippers! In the evening, Penelopé wore a dress that made her ...
... the famous Portuguese sandwich called francesinha, which consists of sausage, steak, bacon, ham, egg, cheese and gravy. I only had a third portion but it really is a gut buster.
In the late afternoon after visiting the walled town of Valenca, we walked across the border over the river bridge into Spain and the town of Tui. Viva Espana!
Three things ...