Day 7: A Coruna and so far no Orcas
Skipper: Kate Cope
Thu 22 Sep 2022 21:34
Today we successfully reached A Coruna. As defence against the ever present Orca attacks on yachts we sailed in a Flotilla of 6 boats.
Yesterday we did boat jobs , the delivery main is falling to pieces and today we again spent time patching it together . I’m hoping it lasts until Lanzarote then it can go in the bin.
Yesterday we also had a minor hiccup when we moved the boat within the marina. We had landed after our Biscay crossing on a big boat berth and felt we should move for our second night to a small boat berth. The engine was not pumping water at all. Rob had cleaned the filter the day before so it should have been good but the pump would not reprime itself. After much investigation, repriming , taking apart the pump I was going to take apart the water filter to blow air down the sail drive leg. As I reached down to trace the pipe my hand fell upon a large O ring. Rob hadn’t notice it fall off so the water filter wasn’t sealed. O ring replaced and pump worked perfectly.
The coast line today was fabulous, it was a shame we were on Orca alert as once we had calmed down we could appreciate the stunning scenery. Huge cliffs, like Cornwall on steroids interspersed with almost Alpine looking villages and sandy beaches.
Tomorrow we have formed another flotilla this time with a Norwegian boat called Olliver. This is all via the powers of Facebook. Our new German friends on Moana and Talufa and the Danish on Rosa seem to be in another Marina but we appreciated their company today.