Parador de Pontevedra
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... It was also packed with other yachts, but we found ourselves a space and settled down to enjoy the sun, trying not to stare at the beachgoers nearby.
We woke the next morning to mist, which had wrapped itself ethereally around all the hills and hiding the built up city from our view entirely. The sun soon started to burn away the haze, though, and as we motored out of the anchorage we could feel it was going to be a ...
... corn which tasted pretty good. There was the Iglesia de Peregrinos and the Basilica Santa Maria and San Francisco monasterio that we visited and after a couple of hours we had seen most of the old town so we were pleased to get the bus back and head for the beach for a change. We stayed there with hundreds of young girls and boys that were all on the beach cause it was a holiday in Spain but it was nice and the water crystal clean, a little cold but that ...
... just as I'd got out of the water, we spotted a dolphin in the anchorage! Hoorah! we cried and dived for the camera, soon spotting perhaps five or six more dotted about between the boats. As we watched, they came closer and closer, until they were only a few feet away from the boat, and I was cursing myself for having left the water when I did. Everyone on the boats around us was on deck watching the display, all of us enchanted no matter how ...
... 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 ...
... spent a lovely afternoon wandering the streets listening to the buskers, many of whom were pipers and bagpipers. Some sort of demonstration was going on at one one stage. No idea what it was about as I couldn't read the placards but I suspect it was something about conservation of the river. The rain came down that evening so after dinner spent the evening writing with an Irish coffee in the cosy lounge of Hotel Rias Bajas. What a tough life ...
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