Monthly Archives: July 2013

Farewell and Adieu to You Fair Spanish Rias

When we first planned to cross Biscay and sail to Greece, we had considered arriving in Baiona, as this would cut off the nasty corner with all the traffic and avoid the dreaded Finisterre. Bill, our instructor for the RYA … Continue reading

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Boom, Boom, Boom

Every Sunday in Galicia seems to elicit either the sounding of guns or the setting off of fireworks around mid day. Just lately this has been extended into the week. We heard the booming Monday morning, along with the sounding … Continue reading

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Alone Again

The girls and Johnsey left for home yesterday. John and I were sad to have them leave. The holiday with them was everything we had hoped for, except that it whizzed by too quickly. We are missing them. More subtly, … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Dolphins

Yesterday morning, as we were gathered in the cockpit for breakfast, John spotted the dolphins again! One actually came into the harbour here to flush out the fish sheltering amongst the pontoons. This time they went about their feeding undisturbed … Continue reading

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Encore San Vincente

We arrived back at San Vicente at tea time and it looked much as we had left it. Beautiful. We tied up and John went off to sort out the paperwork, while the crew convened in front of the Club … Continue reading

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To Home and Back

We left Lyra in Vilagarcia and flew home for a friend’s wedding. It felt very strange to abandon her. We went back via Sandiago de Compostella, by train, walking up to the station at Vilagarcia and negotiating the precarious looking … Continue reading

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