Travel Blogs from O Grove
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 ...
From the camping there is a bus that goes to Pontevedra, so we'll take that tomorrow morning. We got organized and after a good big shower walked 10 min to the little village, beach and boulevard with lots if café's and terraces. We had a drink there and did a little of Internet and than went for a small walk around the fisher's port where the woman were repairing the nets. Than we walked back and read until it was time for dinner which we had in the ...
... a yachty point of view; motorboats and jet skis zoomed about round the anchorage sending wake everywhere and causing us to rock with varying levels of violence every couple of minutes. On the other hand, the water was warm enough for swimming to be not only possible but deliciously enjoyable - with the temperatures hitting 30 degrees in the sun coolling off in the water was intensely pleasurable.
Not only that, but on our second ...
... gesticulating wildly at me. Looked to my right, there were two bottlenose dolphins a little way off. He was still pointing though, and I turned around again to see another two about 50 feet away - close enough that I wondered whether they'd be likely to overturn my kayak. Then looked further round and there were another two further away in the shallower water. I was essentially surrounded by dolphins! Mister Kitty was madly taking photos and I was just trying to ...
... since none of the rooms had air, the only way to have any circulation was to open the windows and let party central jam on in our rooms til' morning. It was a short night.
Still, the kids were up bright and early the next morning ready to jump in the pool. John decided to be nice and let them swim for a bit before we took off. The pool choices were of three types: WAY too deep, too deep, and ankle deep. None of these ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility