This sailing season started at a fast pace. We arrived in Sada on Thursday the 3rd of May and already at the same afternoon she was back in the drink. From there started busy two-week long spring maintenance period and
Scenic Route of Galicia 16.5. – 17.5.
To have a little breath between boat chores we rented a car and went sightseeing of Galicia. The most famous place must be the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela that was built in 1075 – 1211. The shrine of St.
Redes, Ría de Ares 20.5. – 24.5.
It was perfect to start the summer voyage on a warm day in beautiful sunshine. The weather was like this when we departed Sada on Sunday. The first leg of the voyage was amazing five nautical miles long just into
A Coruña 24.5. – 29.5.
After quiet days of anchoring, we were ready for some city time. The wind was rather light for the first part of the 13 nautical mile voyage and we enjoyed ourselves by being out on the water. The second half
Muxia 29.5. – 1.6.
Here in Galician rías the daily sailing distances are much shorter than in our previous summers. The distance from A Coruña to Muxia is 46 nautical miles and it is one of the longest passages this year. We departed together
San Francisco 1.6. – 2.6.
At breakfast on Friday Andrus suddenly asked ”Shall we go to San Francisco?” I replied laughing ”Of course, maybe the weather is better over there”. My first thoughts were, how to get flight tickets and where to leave the boat.
Muros 2.6. – 12.6.
Last winter, when we were planning our summer cruise, Muros got our attention immediately. We were intrigued if David Eddings had named The Belgariad’s port city of Muros in Sendaria according to Muros of Galicia. The Belgariad is in our
Portosin 12.6. – 16.6.
Finally, the day started with improved weather and the rain was gone. No wonder why the marina was suddenly empty as everyone was busy casting off the lines and going somewhere. We had also a short four nautical mile sail
Praia de Barra 16.6. – 17.6.
It was time for a new ría and so we aimed for the southernmost bay of Rías Baixas called Ría de Vigo. We intentionally skipped a few bays because after Vigo our route will bring us slowly back towards north
Vigo 17.6. – 20.6.
Sunday was just a perfect summer day when everyone was at sea or was wishing to be at sea. The bay of Vigo was full of boats zig-zagging all around and going somewhere or just not going anywhere as long