42:07.36N 8:50.75W Tuesday 10 August 2010 Bayona, Spain
Bit if a gap in the posting of the web diary.
We spent Saturday at anchor at San Vicente del Mar which was not
entirely idle as we launched the dinghy in anger for the first time. Everything
worked well and we have proved that we can safely hoist the dinghy with the
outboard in place which is so very important for overnight security especially
when we get to the
On Sunday we had a leisurely sail anchoring for lunch off a beach on Iles Cies and then on to arrive at the Monte Real Club de Yates in Bayona. A rather splendid setting under the walls of the old fortifications.
Yesterday was spent in emptying out both chain lockers to sort out tangles and then swapping over the anchors to try our new Spade anchor as the main anchor; a heavy, hot and very dirty job. Having finished that the boat was washed down and we feel a lot better for having removed the salt of the last week.
We have now joined up with the Ocean Cruising Club Rally. We feel very
much the junior members and have been made most welcome. It is an international
gathering with boats from the
This morning the Rally started off with a coach trip along the coast to
visit a hilltop view point looking over the River Timbres, the border between
We, i.e. Elizabeth, are now putting ourselves together for the first party of the Rally – Cocktails and Dinner at the home of Alfredo Lagos. More of this next time. Tomorrow we sail for the Islas Cies and an overnight anchorage.