Around the Atlantic: ✔ Next stop: Circumnavigation
Ron Noordhoek
Fri 7 Oct 2011 14:11

After a great nightly sail where Rutger set the speed record to 11.4 kts over ground, we came in to Vigo and were looking for a short stay to do some shopping and get the permit to anchor in the Islas Cies national park. We moored at marina just in front of the old city. It took us some time to get moored and by the time we were all set, we thought it a waste to go through all that trouble for just an hour or so. Also the facilities were perfect, with a gym, swimming pool, wifi and excellent service. Rutger in particular was excited about the gym and went for a work out. The lady at the marina office explained to me that in order to get the permit to anchor at Islas Cies, I needed to have a permit to sail there. So I actually needed two permits and that would take a week for sure … Well, it was not her fault but obviously this would not work out for us. So, instead we’ll sail to the Baiona Bay and anchor there for the night.