The trip down here went smoothly with light winds
but it was foggy. We managed to sail for an hour or so. I was in convoy with my
Swedish friends and when I got here an English couple I had met in Coruna were
anchored in the Bay. We have now been joined by a boat from Northern Ireland. We
have all decided to stay here until Monday or Tuesday when the wind is forecast
to go our way.
Camarinas is a friendly place and the marina
belongs to the yacht club. It is a very reasonable 18 euros a night for Minka
including electric, water and wifi. A few photos:
This is looking back out of the entrance to the
Ria. It was a gloomy foggy evening when I arrived. That is a church on the
headland. As you can see there are quite a few rocks with breakers on them but
the entrance is very simple.
Coming up to the harbour wall.
The old harbour. The yacht club pontoons are the
other side of the wall on the left There is a very active fishing fleet based
I had a good walk around the town yesterday. The
main industry here was/is lacemaking. This easily misunderstood statue shows a
lady at work.
And this is a real lacemaker working in a small
shop. It is astonishing to see the speed she works and at the same time is able
to chat to people.
The town itself has a mix of buildings
From the appalling........
to the quaint and......
and charmingly derelict. That is a stuffed animal
trying to escape through a hole in the fence.
The sun has come out after a rainy night so I shall
do some more exploring today.