Travel Blogs from Santander
Hello friends, I'm sorry for the lack of updates. I find it difficult to juggle school and attempting to "live-it-up" and hardly have any down time.
However, it has been more than 2 weeks since an update, and a lot has happened.
In this blog post I will be talking about:
1. The visit to the top of the Salamanca Cathedral
My cold is a lot worse today and I can't seem to stop coughing.
Didn't take long to get to Santander.
We were pleasantly surprised as we were not expecting much here other than a big city and a Port, the beaches are huge and very clean, lots of great architecture, took a walk along the coastline and found some black swans and then …
... the swell pushed us onwards. As we surfed down one particularly large wave we hit 10 knots - the first time we've made it into double digits!
When we were perhaps five miles from San Vicente's entrance the wind began to pick up; when it reached 14 knots apparent we decided this was more than we should expect our spinnaker to put up with and pulled it down, sailing the last couple of miles under white ...
... again and we anchored in a little bay packed with yachts out for the day in bright sunshine.
The day's events weren't over, though; out of the blue we got a call to tell us that our long lost cat, Astrophe, had been found! When I say long lost, I really mean it - it was a year last March that she disappeared, and we hadn't expected her to survive the winter on her own. There isn't a lot we can do to reclaim her from the north coast of Spain, but it was a wonderful surprise to ...
We arrived in a gorgeous little anchorage just round the corner from Laredo, in the river that stretches down to Colindres. We had hoped we'd be able to borrow one of the nearby yacht club's mooring buoy's, but only five minutes after we'd put ourselves on it a curmudgeonly man in a dory with a dog appeared to demand money in fast Spanish. We did our best to get him to slow down and spell it out for us ignorant English-type folks and eventually he ...
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