August 18, 2011
We’ve had a steady succession of crew changes. Passage crew Steven returned to the UK allowing Alison and Robert’s wife Janet to take his place on board for a few days including a visit to the Islas Cies, an idyllic National Park just a few miles off the shore from Bayona. Here we rowed ashore from two anchorages and enjoyed walks among the pine trees to lighthouses with spectacular views.
After Robert and Janet left for a driving tour of Galicia, Brent and Jane have been on board for a few days during which we sailed to Combarro at the head of the Pontevedra Ria. Our visit coincided with the mussel festival which included a procession of religious icons through the narrow streets.
Brent has never shrunk from displaying his athleticism – first leading Stephen into a chilly Atlantic dip, then climbing the mast to recover the lost end of a halyard.