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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 ...
... and and a half journey took us to the coastal town of A Guarda which is mainly a working fishing harbour. It's out of season now but we managed to find one place still open which sold seafood. Mussels, scallops and langoustines - excellent.
There is a lovely coastal walk towards the border with Portugal where the waves crash in from the Atlantic. It's pretty undeveloped here and full of atmosphere.
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 ...
... to the rest of the town:very picturesque with restaurants and craft shops. Dinner at the Restaurant Iberia a few metres from the hotel and surprisingly cheap. You have to be careful what you order as the portions are enormous. Raining when I returned to the hotel, so I have put my wet weather gear at the top of the rucksack (just in case). Breakfast is at 7.00 so I should get a reasonably early start for my 18k. walk to O ...