Islantilla Golf Resort Hotel
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... has a beautiful beach and a good tourist trade, we did not bother to look any further.
Lovely drive and we crossed the bridge that links Spain and Portugal at 14:43, that was windy enough for the crossing of that bridge it was gusting 30knots and concentration is essential. If you slow down though and forget about the queue held up behind, you will be safe.
This is my first experience in ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
Saturday 16 May 2015
Today we didn't do too much, however Gen did take a dive to look at what was around the
prop – there was some seaweed left around the p bracket – so it looks as if whatever was on there had come off with the currents. After this we went to the island – the beach is very resortee and leading to the beach there were around 10 or so restuarants.
Sunday 17 May 2015
We left Tavira and headed for Spain or rather the river ...
... and wandered around a little. Very pretty. Saw lots of different types of shells / sealife and something that looked very similar to samphire (sea asparagus) as we have in the UK but tasted very different, probably due to the sandy and salty water, so we didn't pick any.
Just love the island – the Rio da Formosa is something special. Besides the fishermen
working so hard throughout the day and night leaving a lot of wake, this is such a lovely ...