abba Palacio de Sonanes
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... into an unfamiliar, busy harbour without being able to see more than 100 feet in any direction. It went on for a long couple of hours, and I'd resigned myself to anchoring in next to no visibility, but as we rounded the corner into bay just outside Santander's harbour the fog began to lighten. We could now see further ahead, and a few minutes later we saw a large ship a couple of miles away; at this point we allowed ourselves to start feeling relieved. Before long the sun had ...
... completely empty, partly because they charge quite extortionate rates, as we soon found out. We did quite enjoy the feeling of turning into the marina and seeing empty pontoon after empty pontoon, all of them brand new and well equipped. I wasn't best pleased about having to manoeuvre a wide and not-very-manageable catamaran into a finger berth, but the lack of other boats to hit was reassuring - it's a lot less scary when you know you're only ...
... Other campers came to see what we were doing, no one spoke English. But they marvelled at our 1km of strawberries we were eating. Who knew eating strawberries could be so messy. They got warm in the sun, and we weren't paying much attention....delicious! Still stuck in our cloths tho.
After dinner we went for a walk around the headlands and got back to the tent just in time. The thunder, lightning and rain are perfect to fall asleep to.
In the ...
... the sun or eating. The white walls are all covered in climbing roses, the gardens were immaculate and large, the ocean is crystal clear and inviting (until you touch the 12 degree water), and the whole town feels happy.
We walked until we found a little cafe serving coffee.... Now was the time to try our words. We said what we thought meant "we would like two black coffees please, no milk", and out came two black coffees with no milk... Win! They were the smallest coffees ...
... getting by with what we know.
Santander is incredible. It appears to be the holiday destination and retirement town of very wealthy Spanish. We get strange looks when we offer our seats on the bus to the older people, or when we let people in front of us in lines. The culture here comes across as quite rude but the people are also lovely at the same time. We haven't found anyone who can speak English but one bus driver was incredibly ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking