Baia de Monte Gordo Hotel
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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 ...
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 ...
... days we were sent on narrow road way thinking it was the route to a camp, only to find that we had arrived at the cemetery. We have become creative in finding our way.
This can include using google maps, even actual maps, but mostly getting close to our destination by a recognised land mark in the navigation system.
We have mostly learned to avoid shortcuts that the GPS wants to take us on. Sometimes though we still get caught out if we are not ...