|Coruña's Torre de Hercules, world's oldest working lighthouse|
Ana was also very generous in taking us places in her car, including Lidl (yay!) and out to the Mediaeval Fair in the nearby town of Betanzos. This was an important place in mediaeval times and still has the look in its historic centre. The fair was attended by many vendors of olde-timey stuff and culminated in a licentious street theatre witch trial fireworks display.
|Cabo Ortegal, another major cape rounded|
In A Coruña we saw posters proclaiming an international Celtic music festival in Ortigueira, one of the next destinations on our itinerary. So, to get there in time, we reluctantly skipped Rias Ferrol and Cedeira and made for the super snug anchorage at Ortigueira.
|The entrance to Ria Ortigueira at half tide|
|A careful choice of anchoring spot is necessary|
|Placid water inside|
As usual with Spanish fiestas, this one was put on by the town council and the three nights of music were provided free of charge. We went ashore for the first two bands and then drifted back to the boat in the canoe, took in another band from the comfort of our cockpit and then slept through the final two bands of the night. Thus we missed a Japanese harmonica ensemble but did manage to see the Oban Pipe Band.
|The set-up for the festival|
|Railway bridge at Ortigueira|
Another flash of inspiration has led to the use of our mosquito net as a partial sun shade for the cockpit. The more functions each item on board can serve the better!