Ria de Muros, Ria de Pontevedra, Ria de Vigo and Baiona.
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week in Portosin before deciding to head south. Leaving Portosin late in the afternoon, We anchored off Muros for the night. In the early hours we both went down with a serious bout of food poisoning and by daylight we were totally incapacitated. Fortunately the weather remained fair so we didn't have to move anchorage. By the next morning, we felt just about well enough to weigh anchor and head south.
With the wind behind us, we had a pleasant sail to Ria de Pontevedra where we had hoped to anchor off Sanxenxo. Once there, we could see that it was not a good spot and, although tired, sailed for another hour to anchor behind Isla Tambo at the top of the Ria.
We anchored off Tambo for 2 days trying to fix a rigging problem but decided that we had to go into Sanxenxo marina to make working at the top of the mast easier. Other than listening to a splendid orchestra one evening, Sanxexo was something of a disappointment
Keen to leave Sanxenxo, we put up with 20kt headwind to sail to Islas Cies. What a difference 15 miles makes; Islas Cies is a stunning place with wonderful anchorages.
We spent 2 enjoyable days there before moving across the Ria de Vigo to Barra beach for a night. On swimming ashore in her shortie wetsuit, Chris felt rather overdressed; Barra is a nudist
With a strong wind forecast, we only anchored for one night at Barra before heading for Puerto Deportivo Marina in Baiona.
Baiona is in a beautiful location and has a lovely charm to it, particularly in the old part of the town. More on Baiona later.