Gran Talaso Hotel Sanxenxo
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... and playing cards around the big country table. The 4 others had just done "the hill" that morning - poor Kuhn - his 18 year old son took videos of him going up, and shared them with all of us. It wasn't pretty, and we all laughed until we cried. The place has been open for 5 months, and Leslie said this was the best time she's had with her guests. She even opened up one of her last bottles of their first year of making wine (which she usually does not do). It was really ...
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 ...
The anchorage we had off the beach was just so beautiful. There were lovely woodlands around the bay as well as the views of the mountains in the distance. Pure delight. We enjoyed lovely sunsets and wonderful starry nights.
On the Sunday at low water we watched people forage for cockles and razor clams - we were definitely up for that. But also we observed "controllers" having a go at ...
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. ...