We both woke up this morning with a bit of a hangover after
a rather heavy G&T session with the “La Coruna” crowd. Kate, James and crew
arrived yesterday morning from La
Coruna having sailed throughout the night in dense
fog, all crew on deck keeping watch. The obvious thing to do when someone has
had no sleep the night before is to have them over for a few drinks, keep them
up late and get them absolutely totted up on gin.
Today was the Spanish national Trial Bikes competition along
the sea front in Bayona, so we felt we just had to go and see what it was all
about. When we say sea front we mean it - literally feet away from the sea
along the rocky shore. Jen & Chris are very well informed on the subject as
Chris and their son Ryan used to Trial Bike. So we spent the morning
following the top Spanish riders (apparently one of them is the current #1
world champion). It’s amazing what they can get a motorbike to do. We
were stunned you could get so close to the competitors as they rode (literally
feet away). Anne decided to try out her camera and practice taking sports shots
– when we got back to the boat she realised she had taken 283 pictures.
Stephen has been embracing the Spanish culture and has
started having “siesta’s” so Anne worked on sorting the
photos while Stephen slept.
Later in the afternoon we decided to go and check out who
had won the trial bike event. When we got there a major clear up had taken
place and you could hardly tell there had been an event at all. Apparently the
#2 champion won. So to compensate we went for a walk around the castle walls
and had a beer at the hotel.
This evening will be a quiet evening in and an early night,
with possibly some planning on where to go next. We have really enjoyed Bayona
and the temptation is to stay, but maybe the next stop will be even better.
Yoyo is still quiet and not being off the boat (which we are
happy about). Koshka is starting to explore the deck of the boat when it is
quiet in the evenings.
The #2 champion Raga at the National Trial biking
championship in Bayona