Encosta do Lago
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First on this trip, Angie and I had a few days to recover ( and defrost from the Canberra/Melbourne winter) in Paris with Kate. Alan still toughing it out at home for a couple of weeks as he has a concert to play. Flew to Lisbon for a great week there. What a fabulous city! So relaxed and laid back.....but I feel sorry for the older residents.....how on earth do they negotiate the hills in the centre of town. ...
... next summer when we visit England. Cory is already planning on attending an F-1 race at the track near their home in Leicester. We now count Terry and Joan as friends and we'll stay in touch with them. The kindness and thoughtfulness of the people we've met have really made our travels memorable.
I've also included a few pictures below of our favorite Indian restaurant, Saffron, and the beach at Luz at high tide. Enjoy!
Sunday 9th February 2014
A day of rain and high winds. I do not even venture out!
Kathleen being a good Catholic, walks to church in the rain.
Monday 10th February 2014
The rain has stopped, the sun is out. We decide to ride out on the scooter, perhaps as far as Fusceta, and visit Gordon and Kath (if they have ...
... sink, table mat ; drinks coaster ...etc, not to mention, double the shopping bil, when it is Ken’s turn to pay!There is a hiccup in topping up my Portuguese SIM card, because I have not topped it up for a year, they have cancelled the card, but they give me a new one, with a small amount of data already in place. This is quickly used up, downloading the CoPilot GPS app, along with map of ...
... 300 miles, free motorway (almost) all of the way. At the Portuguese border, they have installed automatic Toll Machines for all non-Portuguese vehicles. What a cheek!
We arrive at Orbitur Quateira (N37 W4' 2" W8 5' 14"), it is an ACSI site, but, it is cheaper to use our Orbitur memebership card and we get ten nights for 100Euro.
The scooter is unloaded, with the assistance of Kathleen and a very friendly French couple.