Combarro

Last night’s stay in A Pobra do Caraminal marina was disappointing; windy and cool, plus the town was dull, so we moved on today to the next Ria south.  A really great sail in good winds got us to this very shallow anchorage by mid-afternoon.  I’ve been in the water to scrub the waterline & check the prop & rudder (barnacles to be removed soon).  Off into the old fishing village soon, but it’s still windy and no real shelter here, so I guess we’ll move on again tomorrow.

 

And now for some additions from the first mate.  We are anchored outside the fishing village of Combarro which is supposed to be particularly pretty and typical of this part of Spain so hope it proves worth the longish slog up this ria to reach it.  Today it is properly HOT although very windy and we have put up the bimini (sunshade if you don’t know the yachty term) for the first time in earnest.  It has been great to experience a bit of Galicia, hear the Gallego language spoken and above all sample the terrific shellfish tapas on offer everywhere.  Octopus is the most famous local delicacy, but we have also enjoyed razor clams and squid and things we don’t have a name for like zamburinas – not good for the waistline of course.  The Galician white wines are also pretty good.