Another Day Another Ria
We’re now in a little place called Combarro right at the head of the Ria de Pontevedra. A few days ago we sailed another 30 or so miles Southwards and we’re getting closer to the Portuguese border.
It’s been fun exploring these Northern Spanish Rias with their different characters. Ria de Muros the last one we visited was very much a ‘working’ place, it seemed everyone on the water was making their living from the sea. When we first arrived in the Ria de Pontevedra we anchored off the main beach in Sanxenxo and entered an entirely different world. Here everyone on the water was there for pleasure, pedalos, jetskis, canoes, swimmers and a beach packed with sun worshippers until late into the evening.
Combarro where we are now is slightly less touristy but not much. The main attraction is the restored fishing village with it’s granite houses, narrow streets, ancient crucifixes and many Horreos. These are raised stone storage buildings used for grain, fish and anything that needs to be kept safe from the sun, pests and rodents. They’re a common sight all over Galicia but Combarro seemingly has more than anywhere else.
It’s a pretty little place though and perfect for celebrating Gails Birthday. We’re planning to try one of the many local restaurants tonight although choosing might be an issue. I was taken with the one serving BBQ meat cooked on a wood fire but Gail fancies pizza. Either way we’ll be certain to have a few glasses of Rioja… Cheers.