Sailing northern Spain

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When we were invited by my father to sail a week in northern Spain, we jumped on the offer.

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We flew to Bilbao from Stockholm and got on the boat. An Allures 45 from 2016, a magnificent ship, named Chimera.

 

We had a last minute cancelation of our flight, which I allmost missed since it was sent as an e-mail. But I quickly called the KLM servicedesk and before we knew it we were on our way to the airport to catch a flight that departed two hours earlier than our original flight. This also ment that we would arrive two hours earlier and not have to get a TAXI from the airport at eleven o’klock at night.

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The first night was no problem, we both fell asleep right away and woke up to a cute litte marina overlooking a beach and the city. The “bridge” you see named Vizcaya Bridge is rather different than most bridges and uses a gondola-type platform that goes from side to side.

We had lunch at a local restaurant that had a good vibe.

A whale decor at a local restaurant in Bilbao

But we started off towards Castro Urdiales, a quaint little medieval village.

 

Sailing from Bilbao to Castro Urdiales was easy as there was only a little wind, which also means smaller waves, and we even needed to motor a bit. But since Hanna and I had not aquired our sea legs yet, we didn’t mind.

The girls cool down in the bay of Castro Urdiales where we ancored for the night.

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Back in Bilbao and on our way back to Stockholm.

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You can also watch the holiday video that was made for sentimental purpouses

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