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You will need my sat phone number which you can get by emailing me. Although the screen will say 160 chars - I only get the first 108 (...its the usual IT screw up)








18 Aug. 0530 UTC. Its only a 40nm journey from Ribadeo to Viveiro. The wind picks up after about an hour and I get a steady 9kts from the North East. Its great to sail again – peace.

Viveiro MarinaThe entrance to the marina is down a little canal. As I knock the engine into idle the alternator alarm goes off. I increase the revs, and the alarm goes off – relieved, I ignore it and carry on into the marina and moor up.




I am getting a bit frustrated with the marina hopping – but there doesn’t seem to be an alternative till the next stop Cedeira – there is only anchoring there and I am looking forward to trying out the dinghy and outboard.

IMG_6014Viveiro is another little town in full holiday season mode. They love to put up stages in the centre of town and blast music till 4am






IMG_6015But again the medieval sits alongside the modern.

I found a shady looking internet cafe in this street but they wouldn’t let me plug the laptop directly into their wall socket so that I could update the blog and upload videos.

I think they thought I was some sort of ne’er do well – strange because that is what I thought of them too. Its nice to have mutual respect and understanding when you travel.

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