Camarinas to Muros: (17 March - 2 April 2015)
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Our Wakes: 2015

On the 17 of March 2015 we left la Corunya in the early hours to move towards the south. The  Hercules lighthouse was still on when we passed alongside. Our first stop was in the fishing  harbour of Camarinas 45 miles away of La Corunya. As this harbour offered very little  protection  from the North Easterly winds we decided 2 days later to move to Muxia located 2 miles further  south. The marina was empty when we arrived but offered very good protection winds from all   directions. We stayed there for 5 days until the gale warning was lifted. Camarina bay is known  for it’s beauty, the fishing harbours and the seagulls who wait for the fishermen’s return. Those  2 small villages of “Costa da Morte”  are also well know in the world for their hand-made lace and   the Sanctuary of the Virxe Barca (Virgin of the boat). According to the tradition, the Virgin  came to this beautiful place in a stone boat to encourage the apostle St James to continue to  preach on these lands.  Portosin: (28 March 2015) Horeo is a typical  construction for storing grain that allows the harvest to dry and be protected  from rodents. The origin can be trace to the Celtic times. During our stay in Portosin we visited a  place called Castro de Barona an old Celtic settlement dated around the 1th  century AD.   Noia: (29 March 2015) This place is located between Portosin and Santiago de Compostela. We visited amongst  various  monuments the Church of St Maria Nova. This church built in the 14 Century and has a very  impressive display of gravestones that were found in  and around the church during its  restoration in 1993. A few tombstones are still readable and likely represent the profession of  the deceased such as seaman, a carpenter the butcher etc.  Muros: (1-2 Avril 2015)  Murros was a city that we had to visit as some sailors in la Rochelle had told us that it has a  beautiful harbor. Indeed we immediately loved the place as  most of the buildings were old and  well preserved. In the harbor you see several boats that are used to cultivate the mussel farms  as well as some smaller boats used to collect shells at low tide along the beaches. 
View of Muxia Church of the Virgin of the boat Drying of fish The stone boat . Top of this Page Previous Page Next Page