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... running down to the water around us, with 2-Blue just behind us.
Here, the water is warm, although not very clear, and wonderful to swim in. As there are so few other boats around it feels positively secluded, despite the size of the bay - overall a lovely place to spend a few nights. We're intending to be in Bayona (not exactly far away) for the first of August, but until then we'll just sit at anchor and enjoy the sun!
... 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 ...
... before this might have happened.
We are starting to get used to our new lifestyle, but at moments like this we're still struck by our incredible good fortunate. This is life, now; standing on deck in dripping swimwear dolphin watching is just what you do on a normal Tuesday when you're cruising.
Yesterday, we sailed further up the ria on an even more arduous* sail of about 7 miles. Our plan was to anchor off the little town ...
... and if it hadn't been for the fact that we were waiting for a package to arrive for us in the marina here in Vilagarcia we might well not have left.
However we've also had a wander around Vilagarcia today, which isn't stupefyingly lovely but is perfectly pleasant, and has some strikingly attractive bits in its parks. We'll probably hang around this ria for a few more days then head south to the next one, Ria de Pontevedra, for more lazing around in the sun.
... 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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