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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.
... trees? Anyway we arrive in Faro and our transport shuttle is there to meet us for a leisurely 90 minutes drive to Huelva in Spain. Along the way we see more orange trees. Had to have 3 modes of transport as it's not possible to hire a car in Portugal and drop off in Spain. No trains from Lisbon to southern Spain. All good. Arrived in Huelva Spain around 8 pm, but the sun doesn't go down until 10.30! A quick shower then we hit the street ...
... 25 May 2015
My birthday! We took the ferry and headed for Vila Real San Antonio (on the Portuguese side) in search of a special final Portuguese lunch but didn't manage to find exactly what we were after so headed back to Ayamonte for some tapas.
Oh before that we tried to help one yacht which ran aground just as it was leaving the entrance of the marina – it hit the mud pretty ...
... lots of bashing on the transom, but at least when she turned and the tide was going out we got a rather peaceful mornings sleep.
Having checked the weather and seeing that it was going to blow N'ly quite strong Gen
checked the charts and found a nice bend in the river which should provide us with shelter.
The river, Guadiana is just so pleasant. In places it reminds me of Australia, with the
burnt soil and eucalyptus trees. The river runs in between ...
... 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 ...
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