The North West corner of Spain (between Ribadeo and Bayona), is Galicia, a wonderful cruising ground (8/10) comprising about 180nm of granite coastline deeply indented with steep sided ‘Rias’, each just a day sail from the next.
Distance: about 360 miles
Hazards: Rapidly changing weather, frequent fog, the swell – long, high waves, tides, strong west wind makes entrance into some rivers and marina dangerous or impossible
Highlights: Galician Rias, Cape Finisterre, Lisbon
If we have a good weather I’d like to spend a couple of days exploring Galician Rias – three big rivers north of La Coruna with a lot of nice anchorages, small marinas and fishing ports. After that we will need to make two overnight legs over 120-130 miles each or one 40 hours leg covering 250 miles.
|15/06/17 – La Coruna – arriving, shopping, having some Basque food||map||wiki||wiki|
|16/06/17 – La Coruna – Camarina (50 miles) (lunch break at anchor at Laxe if we have time)||map||Noonsite|
|17/06/17 – Camarina – Ria de Muros (40 miles)||map||Noonsite|
|18/06/17 – Ria de Muros – Ria de Arousa (30 miles)||map||Noonsite|
|19/06/17 – Ria de Arousa – Ria de Pontevedra (25 miles)||map||Noonsite|
|20/06/17 – Ria de Pontevedra – Vigo (25 miles)||map||wiki|
|21/06/17 – 22/06/17 – Vigo – Figueira da Foz , Portugal (130 miles)||map||wiki|
|23/06/17 – 24/06/17 – Figueira da Foz – Lisbon (120 miles)||map||wiki||wiki|
|25/06/17 – Cleaning, washing, exploring Lisbon|