Gijon, 13 years on
last 10 miles into the bay when the seas became very unpleasant, despite no wind (today or yesterday), a modest fetch and a rising tide – most odd.
Lots of grey days recently but it is now properly raining. This is discouraging Keith from climbing in the outside locker to troubleshoot the ‘fridge. Trouble shooting in the Caribbean usually meant someone charging £40 to read the manual to no avail! This time it may show we need a control box, not a very expensive compressor.
Our imminent trip to La Rochelle is only 240 nm. I just hope the seas are less unpleasant than yesterday. No wind but swell at 90 degrees to waves caused by wind 100nm away. Very confusing which is maybe why it is caused a ‘confused’ sea!
We had a lovely sunny day wandering in La Coruna and saw Sir John Moore’s tomb. Wonderful zamburinas (small scallops). Ribadeo had a nice marina up a river with a delightful girl in the office and a restaurant with a good 10€ menu del dia.
The wind may turn NW on Thursday, so we may head across Biscay then. No storms or gales around at the moment.