We must be finally getting over the jet lag- after
all 1500 miles in 10 weeks takes its toll!- but last night we had dinner at
21.00 which is almost when the Spanish start to think about eating! After dinner
the Marinero was looking at his watch as more and more yachts came in and a 36ft
Beneteau with 5 men aboard tried to reverse into a berth just across from us so
we went to help take their lines- except they did not have any ready! At first
attempt they reversed hard into a pile quide to the splintering of fibreglass
and on the second attempt the same thing was happening so the helmsman left the
wheel and tried to fend off! Still no warps and 4 men on the foredeck and Lynn
fending off the boat next door. I jumped aboard to grab a rope from the cockpit
and take it to the foredeck where I cleated it but with no helmsman we were
going no where so I ended up taking the wheel and reversing into the berth while
5 Spaniards stood saying " Gracias". I must apply for a job as a Mariniero as
you are in shorts and T shirt all day!
We had noticed there was to be a concert in one of
the Plazas starting at 10.30 and we were slightly surprised to see no sign of a
stage or seating. When we got there about 11.00pm all we could see were 2
speakers and one man with a computer with perhaps 100 people sat at tables
outside the bars. It was not what we expected but sat at a table and then
realised that there was a female singer using a remote microphone and
circulating in the plaza! She had a good voice but we were unable to join in
with the choruses and refrains!.
This morning we set off on a walk into the hills
and tried to follow the trail signs but the map was vague and while we
eventually made it to the fresh water pools for a swim we did take a rather "
Indiana Jones" route!
However the scenery was excellent, the eucalyptus
forest had a lovely scent and the walk delightfully rural just a few
miles from town.
We understand that Pobra does not have any hotels (
yet!) just the odd " Pension" but we did see a lovely "Casa Rural" tucked away
beside a stream. 5 hours in the midday heat was long enough and we were glad to
get back to Moonbeam for a cold beer!