43°41.7'N 007°34.9 W Saturday 4th July
Vivero, Galicia, NW Spain
Click in date box above to see first Viveiro entry - arrival in Spain after crossing Biscay.
Had a good rest in the anchorage and moved into Viveiro marina on Friday morning, to stock up on water, food, electricity, etc. There is a good supermercado within spitting distance. The town itself is lovely, an old walled town with medieval gates or portals. The day we arrived they were preparing for a festival, and Friday evening was a colourful spectacle, the sounds, sights, and smells of stalls, stands, foods, spices, breads, teas, cheeses and hams alongside traditional crafts of weaving, basketry, sausage-making, pottery, etc. etc. And music. All spread out along the narrow, meandering cobbled streets and up the hill to the church square. The children are up as late as their parents and grandparents, and certainly had more stamina than us.
A major shop this morning and then we will head out to nose round into the next ria. These are the start of the Rias Altas. Once round the corner and past Coruna, you get into the Rias Baixas. There is argument as to which are the most beautiful or spectacular. We shall see.
Sunday, 5th July
Woke up to mist and murk and drizzle! Will wait to see if this clears - if not will stay in the bay - one other British boat anchored off. If we don't go to the next Ria, we have been invited over to the other boat for drinks. Either way, can't lose.