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Sailing trip to the Cíes Islands, Pontevedra

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I had heard of the Cies Islands on many occasions. In fact, it was not necessary for the British newspaper The guardian affirm, more than a decade ago, that the Rhodes Beach, located on the central island of the three Cies, was the best in the world. There were few who knew her who already thought so.

The Cíes are wild, hard and beautiful at the same time, Like a ruthless queen and righteous in winter - when the Atlantic wind turns life on the islands in a true survival test -, and kind and warm in summer, when its wide sandy beaches, licked by transparent waters, are filled with bathers. In between, spring and autumn are the preferred seasons for some hikers who find paradise here formed by a dense and varied tangle of trails.

We we were lucky to visit the Cies aboard a 10-meter sailboat. One of the best excursions I've done in a long time.

Embarking in the port of Vigo

In a week of September in which it was difficult to know if we were in the Caribbean or in Galicia, the morning woke up with a ceiling and high temperatures. In addition, a light breeze blew that would later help us navigate with the sails deployed and leaving the engine aside.

About 9.30 in the morning we arrived at the office that the company Sailway He owns the port and introduced us to Javier, who would be the patron of our sailboat for a day.

Sailway is a Galician company that rents boats and boats, both with skipper and skipper, but also teaches courses for nautical qualifications, has a sailing school and Offers unforgettable browsing experiences.

Javier's good was close from the start. At the end of the day, when we said goodbye to him with a hug, we would define him with the maniacal phrase: "Great Captain ... And better person."

After leaving our boats in the cabin part and releasing moorings, Javi started the engine and we left the port with parsimony.

Port of Vigo

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