Golfing in Galicia

Posted by: robbieroy

Golfing in Galicia - 09/01/16 09:46 AM

I'm heading back to Boiro in Galicia on holiday to stay with some good friends. Most of the time will be taken up playing golf but I hope to get out and about a fair bit to savour the sights and sounds and of course the gastronomy of Galicia.



The journey starts this evening with a flight to London and an overnight stay in a hotel, before an early morning flight to Santiago de Compostela.
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/03/16 03:41 AM

It was a long day...
0500 granola at Gatwick Airport
1030 golfing in Galicia
1530 comiendo in El club

A busy arrivals area at Santiago de Compostelano


Cafe solo! Sí señor!


Val de Rois golf club





Fernando and Dominique



A much needed beer after a hot round



Lunch! Mmm..


The Saturday market in Ribeiro. ..


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/04/16 03:15 AM

It was market day in Ribeira so we headed the 20 or so kilometres along the coast of the Arousa estuary..







The town house or Ayuntamiento


One of the many narrow streets down by the port





The market is held down by the port




Incredibly fresh produce


It is a big outdoor market


Right at the water's edge
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/05/16 02:21 AM

Here's some more photos of the market

Salted cod


Fresh cheese and bread




And clothes


This unusual building is the indoor municipalmarket



Some os the side streets around the port









Posted by: pedmar

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/05/16 01:32 PM

Enjoy Galicia , after Madrid my second home, many friends there.
Posted by: chivasusa

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/06/16 10:38 PM

Love market day. Stumble on it once in a while. The best ones are like this one without tourists. Usually but some fruit, citrus. Always trying to stay healthy on the road.Have to be careful what we eat and drink when we are far from home, especially solo travelers.
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/07/16 02:13 AM

Thanks pedmar. The weather has been unusually hot for this time of year. RR
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/07/16 02:15 AM

I agree chivausa. I love exploring new places with different sights and sounds.
RR
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/07/16 02:24 AM

Here are some more I images from the streets of Ribeira...

I love the back streets








I see no ships..


Ah... There they are


It was a misty morning







Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/08/16 02:31 AM

Continuing out walk round Ribeira. ..

There are some grand old buildings




Then it was back to Boiro for a drink and tapas


And some mussels that we bought in Ribeira. These we simply steamed. Our desert was requeson and membrillo.



That afternoon the east a spot in event in Boiro so dome of the streets were cordoned off

Posted by: pedmar

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/08/16 07:36 AM

Robbieroy, the weather in Spain this year is batting records of 30 years! very hot all over. Last tuesday was 44C in Granada and 41C in Madrid, Galicia is less but it hit 35C. hot all over and still for at least thru mid September.
enjoy the visit anyway
cheers
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/09/16 02:38 AM

Here are some images from around the golf course. We play at Val de Rois, near Padrón. ..

There is no shortage of wine in the clubhouse


On the first tee


Cooling down the car- it has been unseasonal weather - very hot indeed


On the practice range


Sí señora, nice style


Golf is hard, this makes it harder


This makes it easier


An early morning sun




Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/10/16 01:42 AM

The first tee


Feeling a little rough!


Early morning light at Val de Rois




Eagles birdies and ... sheep!




And deer, well oh dear!


After a difficult round it was back to Boiro for some home made gazpacho, tortilla and pimientos de Padrón and a nice glass of wine.


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/11/16 02:40 AM

Here are some images from a walk to the beach in Boiro...

A tidy garden


An untidy garden but I like the house



Playa de Barraña












Heading to Boiro de Arriba


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/12/16 01:48 AM

Let's head towards Boiro de Arriba vía some of the narrow side streets of the town...


We wind our way through some of the older parts of Boiro


Heading towards the church


that you can see in the distance


We pass some attractive buildings on the way





The church and family toombs











Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/13/16 02:46 AM

Like many others, I enjoy meandering around the old parts of town. Boiro de Arriba (upper Boiro) is an area rich in rural history.



This is the monument at the Church of Santa Baia


And this memorial is found in its grounds


As we continue our climb



We arrive here


We pass lots of old buildings


Some very interesting











Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/13/16 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By pedmar
Robbieroy, the weather in Spain this year is batting records of 30 years! very hot all over. Last tuesday was 44C in Granada and 41C in Madrid, Galicia is less but it hit 35C. hot all over and still for at least thru mid September.
enjoy the visit anyway
cheers


I certainly notice the difference thus year compared to last year and the year before.
Andalucía must be suffering!
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/14/16 02:16 AM

Continuing our stroll around Boiro de Arriba...

Some fine restored terraced houses


A walled estate


Shades of days long gone by


This may have been a monastry or convent


One of the many crosses




The entrance to the Pazo de Fonteneixe, a stately home


A little bit about the royal road


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/15/16 02:29 AM

Part of the Pazo de Fonteneixe estate


The social centre in Boiro


We continue with some more side streets


Nice name for a bar


Buenos días





One misty morning I headed off to explore the road that leads to Cabo de Cruz..

Some side streets on the way



With a curious mixture if the old and new



And expensive


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/17/16 03:02 AM

It was a Sunday morning, quite quiet and misty as the walk continued..

past the sports grouns


and more bug houses


then suddenly, up from the beach came these


This shows just how misty it was


An old pier




but not much else to see in the distance


The beach in Boiro has lots of beachfront houses





Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/18/16 02:40 AM

I like the beach here in Boiro, it is a mixture of fine sands and wooded areas, offering plenty of shade.



The wilder beaches appeal more than the highly manicured beaches of the tourist resorts.


Some sculptures line the promenade






One of the many small bridges


an area for the volleyball courts


and information about the wildlife





Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/19/16 02:04 AM

More beachfront houses


Some unique


More sculptures




Some unique

Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/19/16 02:10 AM

One morning, we went for an early morning trip to Padron before heading off to the golf course. Padron sits on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago and sees a lot of pilgrims pass through.

Let's explore...

The River Sar


with some interesting architecture


and wooden sculpture


A dominating church on the hill


looks over the narrow bridge


which crosses the Sar


The old town centre....
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/20/16 02:50 AM

Weather-wise, the day of the beach walk was probably the worst day. In general and in line with the rest of Spain, the weather was unseasonably hot.
Early mornings had a refreshing coolness to them. This day was no exception as we visited Padron.

One of the many small plazas


One of the many churches


In the old quarter










Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/21/16 02:39 AM

I quite like the feel of Padron, especially the casco antiguo.

Its arched walkways


and hints of a much grander past


that echoes in the narrow streets


and squares


Yes please!


The town house or Concello


Evidence of its strong religious past




Before heading to the golf course - a bit of breakfast


Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/22/16 03:03 AM

Following breakfast of coffee, fresh orange juice and a croissant, it was a short walk back to the car before hesding off to the golf course.

A little practice on the range


Then on to the course





Boiro rooftops


A misty morning on the way to Rois






Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 09/23/16 02:31 AM

It has been a great holiday! The main focus was being with friends and playing golf and both those were certainly achieved. The weather was very good and favourable for golf so less day trips were undertaken this year.

I always enjoy the 20 minute drive through the Galician countryside to the club.
Here is a morning of low cloud on one of those drives








I enjoyed the routine of a short practice on the range




before heading out to the course




With its rustic outbuildings




Wee that is it from my trip this year so we now gave to say goodbye to Galicia for another year.
RR
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 10/12/16 03:01 AM

I've just seen a report on Galician TV that this farmacia (to the right of the photograph) in Padron has been in business for 200 years and under the management of the same family.

Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 10/28/18 03:25 AM

Autumn 2018 - I'm back golfing in Galicia. Follow my trip here http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96065#Post96065
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 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: Golfing in Galicia - 11/21/18 05:11 PM

Padrón is a great place to visit. Have a look at some photos of the municipal gardens and historic quarter. http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96075#Post96075
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 12/04/18 02:50 AM

Playing pitch and putt in the unusual but spectacular setting of Macenda between Boiro and Noia...
http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96082#Post96082
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: Golfing in Galicia - 12/12/18 02:06 AM

A walk and Sunday lunch in a delightful spot
http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=96095#Post96095