Sunday, 2 October 2016

July, 2016 - PUERTO DE CAMARINAS, SPAIN

More downwind sailing/motor sailing to delightful Camarinas.  As luck would have it we arrived in time for the festival of Carmen, Patron Saint of Mariners.  Four days of noisy celebrations, with live music and fireworks at all hours.  We anchor across the bay at Punta Sandia to reduce the volume and gain access to the Rio del Puente.

We do a dingy trip up Rio del Puente to the old bridge, Ponte do Porto where we found a restaurant owned by a local man and his Italian wife.  We spent a pleasant hour or two eating tapas and drinking adult beverages.

The next day we joined the St Carmen celebrations on the beach in Camarinas.  Live music and a free BBQ sardines, bread and wine.  We opted to buy the optional ceramic wine cups as a souvenir.

A place I would return to.

We sail wing on wing.

The anchorage at sunset.

Passat II at anchor.


Mike and Cate on the Rio.

Me at the helm.

Ponte do Porto.

Mill and castle on the river.





The Village of Camarinas.

Saint Carmen.

BBQ Sardines.

Our free lunch was oh so good!

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Margaret Hinch said...
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SV Passat II said...

It was a heavy brown bread, that had a slightly sourdough taste, if memory serves.