Round the Corner to La Coruna

Colin Laidlaw
Mon 9 Jul 2012 09:34

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We left the anchorage at Cabo Finisterre just after 0600 in low cloud and rain. This didn’t diminish the sense of excitement of rounding the next corner for home. It was good to plot a course eastwards instead of north for a while, and duly the sun came out to dry us before reaching La Coruna. Passing Torre de Hercules (begun by the Romans, is the oldest functioning lighthouse in the world) we berthed in Marina a Coruna beneath the Coruna breakwater tower, just before 1800 hrs, or “beer o’clock” (again!).

Dinner ashore consisted of another fantastic “plate de Mar” – crayfish, crab, barnacles, clams, mussels and razorfish washed down with a bottle and a half of good Spanish wine. Coming out of the restaurant we were surprised to see the time had flown and it was now 2345, having forgotten that we needed to put our watches forward an hour now we were in Spain. We're already counting the days to when we can reclaim our lost hour on reaching Falmouth. 

We have checked the weather and concluded that we may stay here till the end of the week, as there is heavy weather due in the Biscay on Friday 13th.  We’re going to keep an eye on this as things do change daily, in the meantime we’ll explore the town, maybe get to Santiago de Compostella or wander up the coast a little