Tescos On-Line – All is forgiven. The provisions delivery from
the local supermarket, due for 10:00 so that we could sail at 12:00 eventually
arrived at 14:00, after three telephone calls and a cycle trip back to the shop
by Elizabeth to chase it up. Mind you at least it arrived and was what had
We were the last of the group to sail and as we prepared to leave the
mist rolled down from the hills reducing visibility to well under 250 metres
and it stayed that way for most of the rest of the day. We sailed, or rather
motored the 8 miles to the Islas Cies seeing not very much, one ferry that
loomed out of the fog making mournful fog horn noises in answer to ours, and a buoy.
How to anchor in a strange bay when you cannot see the other boats we thought
might be a challenge. However, providence smiled and there was a break in the
fog for an hour and we actually anchored in sunshine.
The scenery from the boat is beautiful, especially as you see glimpses
of it as the mist clears and reforms, sometimes blotting out the sea level view
and revealing the hilltops and vice versa.
The evening consisted of a short walk ashore and back to the boat for
an exceedingly good roast chicken. The Romoska electric cooker from Lakeland
Plastics is proving very useful. We have the large size which consumes only
650W and is very capable of roasting a chicken.
We took the opportunity to give the diesel central heating its monthly
run and very welcome it was too to chase away the foggy dampness.