Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vilanova to Vilagarcia

It is raining, the sound is pattering on the roof, bringing back memories of many a caravan holiday. Yesterday was entirely different, with blazing sunshine. We took advantage of the weather by doing our washing.  John filled up the two … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime

Wednesday June 12th was forecast to be a much better day than its predecessors, with the wind due to drop and the sun come out as the day went on. We felt ready to move on, although San Vicente is … Continue reading

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Wildflower Collage

Galicia is referred to as green Spain on account of its higher rainfall lending the countryside a more verdant appearance. Certainly in spring this term does not do justice to the banquet of wildflowers on show. Here are views from … Continue reading

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Guns and Roses

Yesterday we went for a long walk around the coast towards Ria Arousa. The headland, Con Negra, is a nature reserve and a site of outstanding natural beauty. We set off from the pretty seaside environment of the harbour,  along … Continue reading

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San Vicente del Mar

Saturday 8th dawned dull and drizzling, with low cloud that was forecast to burn off. We did not race to set off hoping for an improvement in the weather. John waved Mike off, he was heading for San Vicente too, … Continue reading

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It is no longer possible for a yacht of our draught to sail into the nearby town of Noia, with its mediaeval old town, because of the silting. Instead we took a taxi and the driver pointed out the attractive walkway … Continue reading

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Beyond the End of the Earth

On our last night in Camarinas we decided to have dinner in a cafe along the front next to the lace shop, on account of the excellent quality of the tapas we had been served there. After sitting outside for … Continue reading

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What’s the Story at Camarinas?

We arrived at Camarinas to find it is Spain’s Balamory,  with dolphins in the sea and very brightly painted houses climbing up from the harbour. We arrived yesterday, having delayed our passage due to murky weather on Friday. As it … Continue reading

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