Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Friday, May 17, 2019
This monumental reservoir is another of the great hydroelectric works that the Franco regime carried out and that covered with water large areas of valleys in Galicia and that today forms part of the landscape of the mythical Ribeira Sacra in this province. It was built in 1963 on the largest river in Galicia, the Miño River. The name of the reservoir is given by the parish that is 4 km downstream called Belesar.
Weather still chilly and showery, so I didn’t want to stir far from my hotel. Imagine the good news: one of the top restaurants in town is right next door (A Faragulla) so without stepping outside I could dine well. The bad news: it’s a public holiday, so everybody will be here for a celebratory lunch with family and it will be choca! However they found me a table and an English speaking waiter (who had previously worked at the Wine Interpretation Cantre in Monforte). He looked after me and served me:
I later discovered that it’s a Galician public holiday today, which explains everything - including why there are no buses running!