We moved ahead of an expected strong south westerly on Sunday which is to be followed by a return to north winds on Tuesday. Yesterday’s passage from Viveiro to Coruna was spent 2 miles off the northern cliffs hugging the coast. We discovered that the win does the same and so despite turning through about 180 degrees during the journey there was a headwind the whole way. Add to this a confused 2m swell which we had to take mostly beam on we rattled and rolled on a journey that seemed to take forever into an anchorage just outside La Coruna off a seaside town called Mera. Dropped anchor at midnight to the very loud sound of an excellent Spanish live band which in effect played to the whole bay. At 1 am we had a very impressive fireworks display and the continuation of live bands certainly until 3am.
The wind is blowing into the cove which is open to the southwest so we may have to move if the weather deteriorates. We are on a mission to find some water maker pickling mix (sodium metabisulfite) so we can start using the watermaker.
Anchorage east of Coruna Marina – we moved out as it hit Force 5. There is a two mile fetch from the south west and the lee shore was only 100m astern. We moved to the Coruna marina (need water anyway) and the wind climbed to force 7/8 for a period. Pity because this was a great little anchorage.