It's been another sun drenched day - such a change
from our experience north of Finisterre. We were up early in Toxe exploring the
playground for the 'smart set' as the pilot described them. The smart set
clearly enjoy playing 9 holes of golf then walking up a 'mountain' all of 20m
above sea level. It's a beautiful island, though.
We puttered out of the ria with about 8 knots of wind - enough to do a
leisurely 3 knots through the water. For the first time yet this trip, we
anchored up off a beach for lunch en route to our overnight anchorage. The water
was 19 degrees - not Caribbean by any stretch of the imagination, but lovely all
the same. On the beach we found a great boulder in the surf encrusted with
I spent five minutes twisting off the biggest ones and had to swim back to
the boat with all the shells. We cooked them in the Jaouen style, with
curry powder and cream. Alex was sceptical at first, waiting for me to taste the
first one, in case I fell over clutching my stomach. She finished hers
first however, with a big smile on her face.
We're now at the Islas Cies, which look positively Caribbean, draped with
lush foliage and sporting a luxurious looking beach of white sand. There's a bit
of reflected swell entering the bay which means it's harder to sleep but there's
no wind and we've got the prospect of exporing the island in the morning.
Then on to Porto overnight tomorrow, hopefully arriving at about 9am on
Friday - early enough to scrub up in time to meet Alexis and