Back in Boiro

Posted by: robbieroy

Back in Boiro - 08/24/15 10:35 AM

I'll be heading off to Boiro, A Coruna on 25th Aug. I am looking forward to again catching up with friends out there and sampling the fantastic food and wines.

I'll try and post daily.



RR
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/24/15 10:45 AM

Details of my trip to Boiro last year can be found here: http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=93491#Post93491
RR
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/25/15 08:19 AM

Today it'll be adios Aberdeen and Buenos dias Boiro.
Estoy en camino...





Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/26/15 12:25 PM

Gatwick Airport was quite busy and it was a long wait...





But it was worth it


Next day we headed to the golf club but before that I went walkabout...











Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/27/15 03:46 AM

It was a very pleasant drive tBrough the countryside to the golf course...

Inside the clubhouse. ..







The weather was a bit wet so we hit the practice range...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/27/15 12:02 PM



The weather did clear sufficiently for a few holes...

But the club's need cleaning...


It is bonnie countryside though. ..


The new A Coruña to Vigo line?.
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/28/15 01:59 AM

Today's trip is to Monforte de Lemus near Ourense...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/29/15 05:02 AM

We went to the Hotel Aguas Santas de Monforte for a coffee on arrival...



A great photo of Canon do Sí. ..










Then lunch in The village..
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/30/15 03:28 AM

It was abe very hot day so we stopped after 16 holes and headed to the nearby village of Ferreira de Pantón for lunch. On the way, we stopped at the Mosteiro Cistercience de Ferreira

Great countryside






The monastry










Something different for lunch...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/31/15 01:49 AM

We went to eat in the village of Ferreira de Pantón.

The main street


The square








Lunch

Quail


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/31/15 02:13 PM

La Toja is an island in the Arousa estuary just by O Grove. It is the Marsella of the north.















Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/01/15 03:33 AM

La Toja, an island in the Arousa Estuary is a bit like the Marsella of the north...

The approach


Seafront












There was an interesting chapel...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/02/15 01:47 AM

This chapel was covered in scallop shells...








Some grand walkways






Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/03/15 01:33 AM

We went to Rebodero got lunch at a lovely place called A Roque...











The food was superb. ..
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/04/15 01:54 AM

Steamed mussels


Crayfish Salad




Octopus


Mixed salad




An incredible cheese flan


Then on to Cambados to walk some of it off...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/05/15 01:39 AM

Cambados...

By the beach








Francisco Asorey González a Spanish scholar


The Parador




The historic quarter...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/06/15 02:03 AM

Cambados has a lovely historic quarter or casco antiguo. It has some very pretty buildings separated by narrow streets...








Time for some refreshment..








Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/06/15 11:43 PM

I really enjoyed this sort stop in Cambados and would like to go back there one day.














Back in Boiro...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/08/15 01:34 PM

A wee Sunday morning walk in Boiro before lunch in Urdilde...

Outside the Casa de la Cultura








On the way to the beach













Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/09/15 03:03 AM

Continuing our Sunday stroll in Boiro...


Parking spot for Autocaravanas/camper vans/motor homes/ RVs at the beach


Bar/Restaurant at the beach






Rio Corono


The long and winding road back to Boiro...
Posted by: jazz

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/09/15 09:03 AM

Execllent shots. thumbsup
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/10/15 02:21 AM

Thanks Jazz!
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/10/15 02:28 AM

Returning to Boiro from Escarobe...

Urban orchards


Along narrow streets from a bygone age...


to the small church of Santiago de Lampon






and it's cemetery




More from the back roads of Boiro...
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/11/15 02:24 AM

We are travelling along Rua do Cruceiro (Road of the (Stone) Cross) as we make our way back to Boiro...

Monuments


And crosses punctuate the walk






with views of the Paxo de Goians






Sunday lunch in Urdilde....


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/12/15 03:22 AM

Urdilde is a small community which lies between Boiro and Santiago de Compostela.



We went across country to get there to meet up with a friend of my host whom I had not seen for several years...

On the road to Urdilde










The restaurant and its




Lunch was typically Spanish long and luxurious!
It featured fresh empanadas de mais, fresh tortilla, whitebait as starters and then fish and lamb as main courses.






Views to die for....

Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/13/15 03:35 AM

We made a day trip to the viewpoint or Mirador at A Carota near the coastal town of A Pobra do Carminal. The views were stunning....

On the way up....







Some panoramas...











Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/14/15 03:06 AM

The great views just kept on coming....
















Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/15/15 03:18 AM

No words - just views!....






















Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/16/15 03:12 AM

This is a fantastic viewpint yo see all the towns and islands of the Arousa estuary...






However, it is time to leave the viewpoint and head down to the town of A Pobra do Carabinas. ..














It has a charming historic quarter. ..
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/17/15 06:02 AM

The church of Santiago











A stately home in the middle of the town








Time for some r and r
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/18/15 02:38 AM

Whilst in Caramiñal it was time for some r and r.
The r and r consisted. ...

Rest





Ribeiro wine and replays of golf shots



Before walking on a bit...






Then....
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/19/15 03:00 AM

As we walked on towards lunch, we passed

Some lovely restaurants


Wonderful walkways


Lovely plazas


with water features


And the we hear singing and came across this...



It was charming so we listened for a short time and moved on to the port and marina....
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/20/15 03:03 AM

Following the musical interlude, we next made our way down to the port and marina...

The marina




The beach in the distance


A beautiful backdrop




The best is sharing this with friends








Back in boiro....
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/21/15 03:09 AM

Well, it's back to Boiro for a few more photos before rounding off this thread...

Urban orchards




Hidden fountains


Interesting views


with the old and new together












Finally....
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 09/22/15 03:06 AM

To finish off my being back in Boiro blog, here is a couple of videos. The first is from the viewpoint at A Curota, above A Prbra do Caraminal and the second is of the historic square in Cambados

A Curota


Cambados


For now, it is bye-bye Boiro
RR

But my travels continue in North East Scotland. You can view the blog here http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=93765&page=1
Posted by: mencey

Re: Back in Boiro - 11/07/16 12:15 AM

I haven't been on the madridman site in a very long time but I loved looking at these pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 11/07/16 01:41 AM

Thanks for your comments mencey - it is nice to have some feedback - I am glad you enjoyed looking at them. Those photos were taken last year. This year's trip is recorded in the "Golfing in Galicia" thread here http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=94975#Post94975

Regards
Rob
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/23/18 02:15 AM

I'll be heading back to Boiro on the west coast of Galicia soon. Does anyone have any favourite towns or villages there that I should put on my "must see" list?
Thanks in anticipation
Regards
Robbieroy
Posted by: Arturo

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/26/18 12:48 PM


Hi Rob
One of my favorite excursions in Spain was to the Rias Bajas area about an hours drive from Boiro. Nearby you have Pontevedra, Monasterio de Poio, Combarro, Cambados.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8t28_wVSps
Posted by: Arturo

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/26/18 12:55 PM

This is the video I meant to attach.

https://youtu.be/mDbIsVrSFZ4
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/27/18 01:59 AM

Hi Art
Yes, it is a great area and I've been fortunate enough to visit Pontevedra, and Cambados as well as other places in the area.
Thanks for posting the video and I look forward to viewing it.
Saludos
Posted by: pedmar

Re: Back in Boiro - 08/30/18 05:32 PM

VEry nice video ARturo thanks for the heads up. And they come with the best Albariños as well lol!
I needed to skip Spain this year due to losing my wife, hoping to be back next year. Still thinking of retiring there but just south of Madrid, can't be too far from Madrid!!!
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 10/28/18 03:24 AM

In back Boiro, Galicia for my 2018 autumn holiday. Follow my posts here... http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96065#Post96065
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 11/13/18 02:03 AM

Sunday Lunch in el restaurante La Ubi, Boiro http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96066#Post96066
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 11/17/18 04:00 PM

Exploring a historic church, San Mamed de Rois and a praia fluvial - http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96069#Post96069
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 11/25/18 03:22 AM

Back in Boiro we are exploring Santa Baia de Boiro.
http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96080#Post96080
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 12/08/18 02:41 AM

Thus was an intersting trip to a peninsula near Boiro in Galicia. Exploring an Iron Age settlement - Castros de Neixón...
http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96088#Post96088
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Back in Boiro - 12/18/18 03:10 AM

A visit to Cabo de Cruz and the Museo del Mar to see his mussels are cultivated...
http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96101#Post96101