Apartamentos Costaluz Punta Umbria
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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.
Our day started with an early morning wake up in sunny Madeira, then a short trip to the airport to drop off the hire car. Plane was delayed an hour, but no problems as we had plenty of time before our next leg. We arrived back in Lisbon airport and then waited another 40 minutes for the luggage to arrive on the carousel. No problems, we don't mind - patience is one of my better virtues, not says Leesa. A very short but expensive Taxi ride ...
... 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 ...
... itself..! Finally she got stuck in a lined lake and had to be rescued by me leaning down over the lake to fish her out.!!! Needless to say she slept extremely well that evening and most the next day. However all was not well with her little dog body as she has then spent the whole of the next 7 days not being able to walk ...
... as hot as was comfortable at 30 in the shade. We had to move out from the awning, the heat radiating down from it was too much. We moved to the shade of the trees. More birdwatching later, at the El Rocio Lagoon. Flamingoes, Black Stilts, Avocets, Glossy Ibis, a beautiful clear evening, everything sharp etched in the sun.
Saturday 31st May
The site bread has been downgraded to a bare 4/10. (maybe to 3/10 on the basis of sheer disappointment). We are convinced that ...