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Hannoh, our man, was going into Noia for a meeting so he dropped us of in Muros, the nearest big town, where we we did a weeks shopping. We now have a lot of vegetables and beer and wine, and a little bit of meat as I am now the only meat eater on the trip.
I am sitting here writing this blog, Jean is in the bedroom trying to sort out the clothes and find her spare glasses and Jane and Chloe had gone to the beach again.
... cans of beer and a bottle of red I had put in my bag.
We went to a local bar and had a beer and a bag of crisps and then off to the beach as Jane was desperate for a swim. The weather here is lovely All yesterday it was brilliant sunshine and hot with a nice sea breeze and today was the same. We are about 10 to 15 minutes walk from a magnificent beach, but as Jane and I found out (me in my jocks) ...
Not much to say other than we got in late at night, took a cab to our hotel. Showered, slept, ate, heard gun shots outside our window and woke up early to catch the train to Madrid. WE WERE EXHAUSTED. Ps... Our hotel didn't even have a reception.... Good times haha
the town itself is actually cute though, except that there were people everywhere still up at 7 am from partying the night before on the streets. An unexpectedly lively city. ...
... have time to visit the castle overlooking the town.
We drove the couple of hours to Cangas del Morrazo where we would leave the car in the garage of Rubens sister in law Rosana' parents house to catch the ferry to the Cies islands. We ordered a lunch of local tapas; an octopus dish (Pulpo a la Gallega), potato frittata, roasted chilli pepper things (Pimiento de Padron), and chorizo.
We had grand plans of stocking up on food for the islands but ...
I had planned a visit to Vigo today, but an acquaintance suggested instead Pontevedra and the Rķas Baixas.
"Vigo is just a port and industrial city. It's somewhat interesting, but you shouldn’t miss Pontevedra. You can see Vigo from the other side of the Rķa" he tells us.
I hadn’t heard much about Pontevedra, but it meant driving south, away from the confusing road junctions in Santiago. If Santiago ...