Departed Zumaya Marina at 9.30 having said cheerio
to our Scottish speaking " Mariniero". No wind of course but after an hour the
wind filled in right on the nose and soon rose to 4/5 ! 2 reefs in the main and
the centreboard down we TACKED our way to Bermeo which took 28 miles. There
are no "yachty" facilities here except a brand new small boat harbour for the
locals and we tied up alongside the harbour wall.
We had a walk around, a beer and some "
pinxtos" ( tapas) but the berth was not comfortable so we departed and headed
for Bilbao 22 miles away.
entrance to Bilbao ..ships all around us
We berthed in the Getxo marina at 22.00 and had a
quiet night despite the many bars!
Monday morning I went to see the Capitano who
informed me it would be 74.40 euros per night- almost twice what the almanac
said! So we made the most of the water hose and washed Moonbeam and a load of
washing before going for a walk to Las Arenas and the old Transporter
The walk along the seafront was refreshing
and there is a wide prom with sections for roller bladers! The massive mansions
built at the end of the 19th/early 20th century are really
Back to Moonbeam and then we moved out to anchor
where we were boarded by Spanish Customs who took all our