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Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Melide, Spain (Deb & Al)
Santa Irene, Spain (Mom, Dad)
756 Pilgrims completed the Camino today.
Alrighty then, we planned a shorter walk today so we could stay on the Camino longer and delay our arrival in Santiago. As it turns out, we are ahead of schedule and do not want to finish earlier …
Sadly we left Combarro and headed south for the next Ria. There was little bit of wind so we got a pretty decent sail in.
We anchored in one of the first bays, it was quite crowded actually. Being a weekend the beach was full of people - mostly naked people we discovered after settling in. Not because of the sights but due to the swell we reanchored closer to the headland where we hoped there would be less rolling about.
The following morning ...
... going to the old town -some 2 miles away so we took a taxi.
The old town is great, comparable to Santiago but with less churches and more administrative buildings. There was a mixture of styles. Very atmospheric - we finding that towns /villages are alive between 12 and 3pm (i.e. while shopping and eating) and then they are like ghost towns until ...
... wind has picked up, and in the wrong direction for where we are heading.
We tried for another impressive town written up in the guides but it was not yacht friendly and the anchorages were too exposed to the winds so we headed back across to the other side of the Ria. The anchorages here were not particularly comfortable in the current conditions so we went to the marina for the ...
We left the lovely little bay and headed for Vilagarcia, not too far away. We found a spot in the marina and proceeded to go pay for the berth only to be told they were full - being a Friday and all that etc etc etc. So we anchored outside the breakwater (along with another British boat that was turned down).
We took the dinghy to the marina and went exploring. ...