La Coruna.........perhaps not today!
Rias de Corme y Lage
We are now anchored off the beach in Corme, on the north
shore, in a space between the beach and floating mussel beds. As mentioned in
the previous diary entry, the “plan” had been to go around the
To start with it was OK, 20 to 25 knots, but as the trip went on the wind and the seas grew in strength and height. Beating into that was not fun and it is quite tiring. 10 to 12 hours of it was not what we wanted. So we decided to head for the Ria where we are now. Our position is 43 degrees 21 mins North 8 degrees 57 mins West.
Sadly this Ria is also suffering from smoke from the forest fires, but otherwise it looks like a small underdeveloped spot. There are currently around 12 yachts all in here seeking refuge. Spanish, Dutch, French and German, plus at least three Brits.
It is quite hard to take pictures when you are in a rough sea, but today I did my best to get over the drama of the action we have been seeing whilst we bash our way north, up the Spanish coast. Hopefully the attached picture will convey what we have been enjoying……You can also see the smoke haze in the background..(Note. taking pictures of waves breaking over the boat from the bow is not very good for the camera, or me for that matter)!!
Today’s great news is that the remedial work on the hatches paid off. Not a drop of water got through today. Praise be for dry beds.
It is around 40nm to