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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 ...
... where our pilot guide promised two separate anchorages close enough to conveniently dinghy to shore. Well, one anchorage was too small to comfortable house more than one boat, and there was already a boat there when we arrived, and the other was full of steel mooring buoys, leaving no real room to anchor unless you didn't mind the side of your boat clanging into a lump of metal in the night.
Funnily enough, as we approached a ...
... 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 ...