La Coruna provided a welcome respite after sailing
across Biscay, there was ample their to amuse us all. The location of Marina was
very close to the Plaza Maira Pita, which hosted most of the entertainment for
the festival of Maria Pita, which coincided with our visit. This included a
variety artists performing afternoon and evenings including a beech performance
from New York Dolls, all absolutely free!! A meander through the
town was a great experience, vibrant hustle and bustle, lots of gesticulating as
well as streets littered with specialist Octopus restaurants "Casa de
Pulpa" (House of Octopus) and a Ham Shops "Rey de Jambon" (The King of
Ham)and elsewhere shoe shops galore.
Sailed from La
Coruna on Sunday morning at 9:30, arrived in Corme, a small village in the Ria
De Corme and Laxe. Had to motor all day in light
headwinds so not the most sparkling of days, but the Dolphin quotient was very
high, including, so my correspondents assure me, some babies that were "very
cute". We arrived at about 5pm and, after four attempts, finally
got the anchor to bite firmly enough to get out of the drizzle that arrived in
Corme at the same time that we did. In these conditions, the village took on the
resemblance of an Irish or Cornish fishing village, with the damp air and sea
mist jealously hiding the beauty of the lush green mountains that lay behind it.
Exploring Corme, during the day reveals a small village where the tallish
buildings are built close together in a way that optimises the amount
of shade provided and east of the bay are those
beautiful hills, which look completely different basking in
the midday sun. Three beeches to explore along with caves, what more could
Howard has left to
go back to Ramsgate, (If you are reading this then thanks for all your help
Howard!!), and Tom is promising to come out to see us at the end of the
week before going back, with Paul, to mull over his A Level results. Not
sure what our plans are for the next couple of days, will probably stay in Corme
today and mooch then, at some point this week, sail down to Ria
de Camarinas, which is the next Ria down the coast.
Bye for now...