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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 ...
... to explore the Ria further and went to the very top and anchored in Ensenada de San Simon. Very pretty. While searching for a place to anchor we saw around 6 dolphins mooching about - that was real cool.
The following morning we headed for Baiona.
The old town of Baiona is very nice, small but nice. The views of the Ria and the Atlantic are magical as you stroll on the outside of the castle walls.
Great bars and restaurants.
... either reopen or it's supper time.
We happened upon the market as the stalls were clearing up for the day. Bought some shell fish and having spent a little bit of money at this one stall, the owner threw in some local crabs for nothing.
When we got back we ventured in Combarro and enjoyed the local wine in some delightful little bars. This is the life!
... ended up anchoring off Combarro and this anchorage was half stunning and half industrial with the paper mill on one side heard and seen in the background.
The following day we took the dinghy and ventured into the village and boy what a village this is. The old town is just gorgeous with it's grain stores, farm/ plots, hidden chapels and unusual architecture. we just love it!!!!
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. ...