La Carûna ♥, where almost all long-distance sailors end up some time, and which everyone seems to like. And we do too 🙂
Despite the world’s best mussels and baguettes, and French wines that are my favorites, France may apologize, but Spain has something more to me. So easy people, so much joy and laughter, and you are so easily moved in their unstressed pace. It took two days, then we also stood and cooked dinner 10 in the evening, and naturally, we assume that no shop is open between 13 – 16.
We ended up in Marina Real which is just below the city with all the pedestrian streets, restaurants, and tapas places. Perfect location and with very nice staff, so the marina is recommended if you come here by boat. OSK members also have a 25% discount.
We like small family restaurants the best, and their way of serving the food. Everyone gets a plate, and what is ordered is then placed on the table and everyone can pick up how much they want. The dishes come in a little depending on how the chef catches on, it seems, and not always in the order we think is most natural. But what does it do when it’s so good 🙂
When we walked into the ”Old Town” we met this cute old lady. When we did not understand her Spanish, she resolutely grabbed Jonas’ arm and pulled us behind the green door, the one we did not dare to open.
Inside was a beautiful church hall. In continued Spanish, she then eagerly told us about things and pointed out what we could photograph. That we didn’t understand something didn’t seem to worry her, and she waved so happily as we walked. She was really proud of her church.
Can rhododendrons grow big like trees?
We’ve had our first theft as well, a screw-nut! Doesn’t sound like much, and in terms of money, it is not very valuable, but very important nonetheless. Our anchor consists of two parts, the shaft itself and so the sharp ”shovel part” that will dig into the bottom, and they sit together with a heavy bolt with a nut on, which is also secured with a sprint. That nut has someone unscrewed and taken! It sits so hard that you have to have tools, so big that it is not something you have in the back pocket exactly. We wonder, of course, when that happened, we have sailed over Biscaya and risked dropping our anchor or is anyone here in Corûna taking it. Did they tried to take the whole ”shovel part” but gave up when they had to knock to get out of the bolt. One can only speculate, but to me, it is incomprehensible how another sailor can take something so important and possibly put others at risk. We have of course acquired a new nut, which is now even tighter, so they have to work even more if they want to steal. And then we will check before each sailing.
Jonas often has fun at my word choices when I describe things here on the blog. As now ”shovel-part” instead of escape, which I didn’t even know it was called, or sideways instead of half-wind, etc. But I write for everyone, not just sailors, and if you are more people who laugh at my descriptions, I offer it 🙂
As usual when in towns, we took out the bikes again and steered the trip to Hercules, the world’s oldest functioning lighthouse.
The tower was built by the Romans about 100 years AD, is almost 2000 years old. Impressive building with lots of thoughtful and functional details.
And an equally impressive road up to the one with well-balanced slopes for the best water drainage. The Romans could build them!
Took my shopping cart for the first time and thought about how I would do in the store. Put it in the food cart, or put the food directly down in it? But it was resolved when I arrived. Good idea, right? Here you could park a little everything possible you did not want to bring into the store.
Otherwise, there has as usual been some boat fix. For example, Jonas has mounted a few extra cleats (brackets for ropes) on the boat, and then you need to dismount some interior parts of the boat to be able to mount the cleats.
Took the opportunity to wash again, and while it was a little too humid and cold outside, the boat looks like this for a day or so.
A lot of text this time, hope you were able to read it all. Now we will soon move on to the archipelago and bays on Spain’s northern coast towards the Atlantic. There we will mostly stay at anchor instead of in marinas. Should be nice.
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