Set out next morning in a F1 headwind. It took us 8 hours to cover the first 24 miles, alternately tacking in F1s and F2s and motoring, but then the afternoon sea breeze allowed us to cover the next 20 at a reasonable speed. Off Cabo Villano we had a choice between Bilboa, now downwind, or Castro Urdiales on a close reach.
|The rowing course along the harbour wall|
Castro Urdiales, like many Spanish towns, had massive works-in-progress to give employment to the laid-off construction workers, so the harbour front was a bit of a mess. But it will be lovely when it’s finished.