Sunday, 2 October 2016

July, 2016 - A CORUNA, SPAIN

A mixture of downwind sailing and motor sailing in light and variable winds to the beautiful city of A Coruna.  We stayed at the Marina Coruna in the outer harbor.  The Real club Nautico is closer to the center of the city, but is harder to maneuver in and subject to the noise of the main road along the sea wall.

We enjoyed a long walk in a world class linear waterfront park, saw the Tower of Hercules (the "oldest" lighthouse still in use) and enjoyed a great meal in the Hemingway Bar.

The lighthouse is on the site of one built by... you guessed it... the Romans over 1900 years ago.  Not sure whether the roman foundation qualified it as the "oldest lighthouse still in use" or the current building, that was built in 1791.  Either way it is very impressive.

The ultra modern Port Captain's office.

The sea wall sports unique lamp posts with...

...ceramic inserts.

Firefighters practice repelling on the sea wall.

Stonehenge - Spanish style.

More stones.

What's with the holes?

Old style fog horn?

Sun bathing bench...south facing of course.

The Tower of Hercules from afar.

Hercules, with his lighthouse behind.

The foundation is Roman and the tower 1791.

View out into the Atlantic.

Ichabod Crane?

Hemingway Bar.

Dinner with Mike and Cate.

Salvador Dali as graffiti.

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