Los Arces de Isla
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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.
... air we asked to be moved and Manuel agrees to move us inside. A short stint on the resuscitator and we are good to go. Nice lunch. Aboard carriage No.81 - only 6 carriages so can't work that one out. Then it's a relaxing 3 1/2 hour trip to the south of Portugal. Faro the destination. Along the way we saw lots of orange orchards, lots of cork trees, more orange trees, lots of little villages with houses all painted white. Did I mention ...
... 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 ...
... get something around the prop as the going was rather slow compared to normal. The wind picked up and we
got a bit of a sail in. Spent ages trying to find a place to anchor – areas with suitable depth are taken up with mooring buoys. Contemplating the weather forecast we stayed on board for the rest of the day. Having lovingly looked after our gathered clams we managed to kill them, so over board they went.
Friday 15 May 2015
For a while we ...