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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.
... Oriente Station, the expense probably justified by the weight of one of our bags! It's his washing weighing it down, says Leesa. Lunch is beckoning so we choose a cafe on the lower ground level of the station. Getting comfortable ready to order and then we realise we are in a special "no smoking" section, meaning we are the ones "not smoking". As the tobacco stench consumes our every sense and creates an envelope around us, with our last ...
Friday and Saturday
22nd and 23rd May 2015
We left our anchorage and headed back down the river and anchored on the Portuguese side by the village Alcoutim. We ventured into the village in the afternoon – tiny but pleasant enough. On the Saturday we ventured into the village on the Spanish side – it was even more sleepier by still pleasant. We did manage to ...
... is part of the border of Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately the wind was on the nose therefore no sail.
We got the to marina at Ayamonte and discovered it to be quite silted up therefore not enough depth for us to stay in at low water. So we filled our water tanks and then proceeded to anchor just outside the marina.
Monday 18 May 2015
Ventured into the village – quite nice, full of shops and resturants and a good chandlers – which was ...
... clamming thing a go. After an hour we found around 20 and one razor clam. Taking them back to the boat we put them in salt water for them to purge themselves.
In the evening we ate their cousins we'd bought the day before - they were just delicious!
Wednesday 13 May 2015
Mid morning we moved the boat yet again and anchored not far from the main entrance. We
toyed with the idea of leaving via the east entrance but because it wasn't buoyed and ...