This was the longest and most interesting days’ sail of the
Rally. From Villagarcia and west down the Ria de Arosa there were two choices,
south of the Isla Salvora or north of Salvora through the Canal de Sagres, a
rock strewn channel only 250m wide at its most narrow. The northerly route
saved some 6 miles to windward and a procession of yachts picked their way
around the rocks and beacons.
We had been promised a new mini-marina in Muros, but that has been
promised for the last 6 years. As a compromise the harbour authorities had
cleared 100m of the fishing quay for us – now that really is influence.
Rafting up 3 deep provided some interesting manoeuvres and resulted in
a very festive sight with some yachts dressed overall. We have yet to unpack
our signal flags and assemble the necessary string of flags in the correct
order – WIP.
The photograph shows Caduceus lying inside Joyant, Tom and Dorothy
Wadlow from the USA,
and Magic Dragon, Martin and Vivienne Thomas.
The day finished us entertaining Joyant and Magic Dragon followed by a
quay party hosted by the Lagos family and
friends and an impromptu dinner on board with Joyant and conjured up by Elizabeth.