El Figon de Mon
Travel Blogs from Soto del Barco
... with tight timing sailing solo, I should have/could have prepared the genoa before left just in case! Finally I had to let the main flap and getting wet on foredeck while getting smashed by the 2 meter waves, another great lesson learned in the hard way. It was a great relief after the genoa up then we started broad reaching through the side waves flying at 7 knots, Quadrophenia was happily battling the ...
... a tiny bit, and then you throw the tiny bit you left in onto any grass or anything near you (it’s a traditional thing). There’s a photo of me pouring cider either in the text or below the text, check it out if you would like to see a photo of how you pour it.
But since I don’t like sardines, I didn’t eat any, and I’m not allowed to drink cider, since it’s alcoholic. So I ...
... wanted to head in and check out the old town. We were staying in a great location just on the edge so quickly got in and had a good look around. As ever, there was a massive cathedral in the centre and lots of small winding, cobbled streets with shops everywhere. This was chorizo and ham country, so there were lots of speciality shops selling all manner of dried meat. Lots of big legs hanging everywhere, which will set you back thousands of Euros for the really good, aged ...
... 8221; (for want of a
better word) a rather awkard night with the swell rolling in ever so
gently which reminded us of Alderney and Dale (Pembrokeshire) where
we would roll and come to an abrupt halt with a squeak of the ropes
and the rub of the fenders against the pontoon (except in Alderney
where there was no pontoon just an abrupt halt). At least we got a
decent sail in the day before and did not have to pay for the berth.
We spent a few days in Gijon which was a very interesting town, with a wonderful atmosphere and great cultural activities. We just happened to be there whilst a cultural festival was going on. Each evening there was a concert by the marina, which displayed the various styles of music of the (Asturian) region.
The town itself was fairly modern, with a few hidden gems.
A most pleasant stay.