Getting from Hendaye to Finisterre along the north coast of Spain in the teeth of the prevailing winds was bound to be tedious for our adventurers.
Some delicate preventive maintenance work made sure that their little outboard ran faultlessly to pull them through the slowest bits.
After a long slog, Max and Man were very pleased to reach Cedeira (a small fishing port near Coruña) and enjoy some of their favourite fresh seafood.
In fact, they were even allowed to cook it themselves. The ultimate self-service restaurant?
After sitting out the adverse winds for 4 days, they set out on 20 August in beautiful weather for the port of Malpica, in the Sisargas Islands, famous for the dangerous activity of collecting goose barnacles. If you ever get a chance to taste this delicacy, don’t complain about the price…
After a night in Malpica, they rounded Cabo Vilano. At the nearby Boi Rock, 172 crew members of HMS Serpent sank on 10 Nov 1890, with only 3 survivors.
They spent the night in another tiny fishing port – Muxia – before setting out to round Cape Toriñana and, finally, Cape Finisterre, before stopping the night in wind and rain in Finisterra.
They weren’t really surprised to be the only sailing vessel of any kind in the port. This is not cruising country.
Now at last, they can sail south and expect more favourable winds.