Blog from Helen – my first one abroad
So – we did it – we arrived in Cedeira.
Just under 6 years ago we surprised our great friends, April and Cain, by visiting them in this beautiful Ria.
We’d bought the boat a year or two before and were planning our own trip.
To be honest I never in a million years thought I’d make it to Cedeira under own own steam – or wind! But here we were, breathing in the heady scent of pine from the mountains that surround the bay.
I am so proud of us, so in love with my husband, our boat and this journey and feel very blessed.
April and Cain have just arrived in French Polynesia after 37 days at sea – awesome and well done guys. www.spiritofargo.com. To be honest I can’t in a million years think that I’ll ever make that voyage – but then I thought that about Cedeira didn’t I? 😉
And now for the normal bloggy bit… Cedeira is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is situated in the northern coast of the Rías Altas (the seafood coast) and our second anchorage of the trip.
The first night at anchor was a little interesting – with gusts of up to 40 knots. We got up a couple of times in the night to check our position but the Rocna held firm and we didn’t drag anywhere. Cedeira is a Spanish seaside resort with very few English tourists except us few cruisers but needless to say it has excellent tapas bars. This visit though we didn’t sample the notorious Goose Barnacle – Google it as I don’t want to look at any more pictures of it than I have to so am not posting here!
We spent a lovely sunny day here followed by a very foggy one and said goodbye to Cedeira flanked by dolphins who had come to play in the surf near one of the beaches.
Then on to A Coruna when we actually managed to get a sail half the way there rather than motoring and Steve spotted an enormous false killer whale. Still haven’t caught any fish but we will keep on trying.