After a brief stop in Santander where we anchored just off the Yacht Club but did not actually get off the boat we then went to Gijon for a few nights. This is the old Ferry port but as the ferries no longer stop here it seems a bit quiet however the old town is pretty nice and it is obviously a place where stag & hen parties go as we saw loads.
Next stop was the first real Ria of Ribadeo which was a lovely spot. We anchored all alone opposite our own private little beach just along from the ship yard. We found Ribadeo town to be very nice with interesting old buildings close to the harbour and also quite a busy large town as well. We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet and generally relaxed.
Then on to the major port of A Coruna. We got a good deal at Marina A Coruna where we paid mono prices and also got an extra 2 nights free if we paid for 5 hence we ended up staying the week.
We both enjoyed Coruna and this also would be a good spot to keep your boat. The city is huge and we went to a few places by local bus and on our bikes. Found a good supermarket right next door to the Deportivo football stadium. June got to hear of a huge shopping area on the city outskirts so needless to say we ended up there. It was a huge place and June dragged me around Primark whilst I dragged her around a huge Decathlon Sports. We ended up eating at Kentucky but it was interesting to note the chicken is cooked totally different as to back home, ie it is quite dry and doesn’t seem to be fried in oil at all…obviously it must be more healthy than the UK style too?
We have stayed in some fantastic anchorages…Muros being just one. Very nice town with a Friday morning open market. We stayed here a few days. The views in the morning across the Ria were breathtaking. In the afternoon the temperature steadily rose up to 34*C each day and its the first time it felt good to get in the sea to cool off!