AC El Portil
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... and so far, it does not disappoint. Arrived at Castro Marim which is a beautiful little town with massive hilltop fort and castles that are open during the day. WE left that for later and found a 3 km beach with glorious sands that is the start of the famous Algarve. Too windy for much lying out as we were shotblasted by the sand. Not too many swimmers either as it was suitable only for the hardy.
... trees? Anyway we arrive in Faro and our transport shuttle is there to meet us for a leisurely 90 minutes drive to Huelva in Spain. Along the way we see more orange trees. Had to have 3 modes of transport as it's not possible to hire a car in Portugal and drop off in Spain. No trains from Lisbon to southern Spain. All good. Arrived in Huelva Spain around 8 pm, but the sun doesn't go down until 10.30! A quick shower then we hit the street ...
... at high water – ouch! We took our kedge anchor over to them to see if they could winch themselves off, it failed on both attempts the
anchor was too light to get them off the mud. Luckily the marina got in contact with a naval vessel which was around the area (taking school kids out on an adventure) and they towed them off the mud – must say they did have to use some wellie before the boat ...
... for Gen. The marina is close to supermarkets which was a bonus so we got some provisioning in. We are planning on anchoring for a few more days.
In the afternoon we moved the boat closer to the bridge which we would have to pass under
at near low water.
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The wind picked up big time in the early hours of the morning. Luckily our anchor was well dug in. We estimated we had a good F7 blowing so when the tide was coming in we had wind over ...
Saturday 9 May 2015
Today we took the ferry and went to Olhao, 30 minutes from the island. We didn't have long to explore but did venture into the market as it was closing and found the supermarket. The market looks great, cant wait until we see it fully open.
Sunday 10 May 2015
Gen's pretty depressed as there seems to be a lot of instruments failing, especially the AIS which we do find extremely useful. So try make him a little happier we went to ...