The marina is right in the heart of the city which is beautiful, there is a plaza of buildings with the Galician small windowed buildings and then behind that the shopping district sprawls in one direction and the old town and university area in the other. On the headland of the peninsular, upon which A Coruna sits is a lighthouse. The lighthouse, named the Tower of Hercules dating back to the 1st century AD, and it is the only preserved Roman lighthouse that is still in use - just think of people sailing the same route as us in Roman times!!
|Tower of Hercules|
|Beautiful Santiago de Compostella|
|Langoustines - good up sell but yummy!|
|Lunch in Santiago|
|Crowds in Santiago de Compostella|
|Andrew, of SV Katherine attempting to play|
|View from Sv Katherine in A Coruna|
Sunday morning we got up early, refuelled and set sail south about 40 miles to Camarinas. We motor sailed out past the tower of hercules hoping for a sail but instead got a glass off so we polished the deck before the wind came in a little. We poled out the jib and had a gentle sail for a couple of hours before entering the Ria and anchoring way out in the middle looking for a bit of peace and quiet after 3 days in the marina - but of course a huge catamaran comes along and anchors right next to us obstructing our view - ho hum.....
|Sailing into the Ria|
|Our open space in Ria Camarinas|
|Camarinas - beautiful morning!|