All Swell in Coruna

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.

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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.


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