Hotel Riazor Coruna
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... swimming. A look round the shops before lunch of fish soup, hake, steak and the last Santiago tart led us to one of the largest shopping malls in Spain. Back in the car and down the coast we slowly made our way back to Santiago for a last stroll around the streets witnessing the new peregrino arrivals before heading to the airport for our internal flight as there are no direct flights from the UK. A late departure, 23:30 saw us leave Galicia and the friends we'd made ...
... the local area and decided on a pub to watch the soccer and have a couple of beers before eating. The trouble is they always give you tapas which fill you up and then you get disinterested in dinner. However we did eat dinner at the restaurant next to the hotel. Excellent meal of prosciutto and melon and tortilla. And a half liter of wine all for only €10!! Stayed at Hotel Portocobo 4 ...
... and parties in the open air. And every year they do so on the 23rd of June; precisely two days after the solstice and with no obvious justification for the wait!
All day the atmosphere builds in the city streets as parades and music begin and end from dozens of different locations. As evening falls the streets fill with people of all ages; children play, adults drink and traffic comes to a standstill as the roads ...
... enquired as to whether or not we should be reefing. Oh no, said Mister Kitty, we'll be round the headland in a few minutes and it'll drop right down again.
Famous last words much? Within a minute or two it was hitting 21 knots and we swiftly agreed that actually reefing was probably a good idea, the 24 knot gust that immediately followed ripping the skin from Mister Kitty's fingers as he hauled the sail in.
One reef became two, two became three when ...
... hadn't been built yet. Our next destination and challenge - to find the MH Aire in the city of A Coruna!
We used the toll AutoPista to get into the city from the right side, and our first view (and smell) was of a massive oil refinery! We are used to Fawley, but it doesn't stink ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services