I stayed in Santander longer than planned because I had to wait for some stuff to be posted from the UK. This gave me the chance to take a look at the website, and it seems to be OK now.
From Santander I went to Ribadesella, which is a small fishing port and holiday town. It was Saturday night and the waterfront was buzzing. The first bar I went to had the Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid football match live, and I met an Irish couple who were on holiday. I only stayed the one night on the town quay, and left the next morning for Gihon. The wind has been very light so there was lots of motoring in calm conditions. Ribadeo was the next place where I stayed for a couple of days. But when I left I had a small raw water leak in the engine cooling system, so I went back. I needed to order a new baffle box from the UK. It was easy to fit once it arrived but I stayed another six days waiting for it to arrive in the post. Eventually I was able to leave Ribadeo, and sailed to Viveiro and then for the first time since I arrived on the north coast of Spain, I was able to sail for the full day and reached La Coruna in good time.
After the usual two nights I moved on, and headed for Camarinas. The wind was getting stronger as I neared the north west tip of Spain, so I pulled in to an anchorage in a small bay at Laxe. I just stayed for the one night and stayed on the boat. Leaving the next morning in great conditions, I sailed all the way past Camarinas, Finisterre and the Spanish Rias and arrived in Baiona at 2am the next morning. Baiona was my last stop in northern Spain, and it was special for having some dolphins in the marina.
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