Puerto Antilla Grand Hotel
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... us rock about, but it was in fact one of the more peaceful anchorages we've slept in.
The water was warm enough to swim in, although the current was strong and we found ourselves swimming against it and not moving an inch forwards in comparison to the boat. Nervous about being able to swim strongly enough to get out of trouble, I kept my swim short, but it was a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon even so.
It just wasn't our day.
We wanted to set off around 12:30, switched on our engine, and discovered that it wasn't pumping water. So instead of setting off, we - well, Peter mostly - got himself soaked and covered in oil trying to work out what was going on. It was a fairly easy fix, as it turned out, something to do with the impeller, and by 2.30 we were on our way, but as it turned out this was just the first of our misfortunes.
... as there was a very small space for us to fit into and a strong current pushing us through the marina. Nonetheless, we made it alongside and set out to see some of the town, which is apparently rather lovely.
We decided we agreed with what we'd heard; it was a very small town, but the two main streets were full of little shops and bustling with shoppers, while the ...
... delicious. Accompanied, of course, by Vino Verde.
Our last stop was at the Marzipan factory, which was located near our hotel. It was actually in a converted kitchen in the home of the couple who made the candies, along with other delicious treats and flavored liquors. Their only employee has worked with them for many years, helping them create their products sold in the ...
Kind of a lazy day, after recovering from last night's Bob Dylan concert. We started out with a walking tour of Sao Bras de Alportel, a town that has nothing to do with an airport hotel which was my first thought. The strangest thing we saw there were the pictures of cute dogs pasted onto the white walls! Many examples of the typical Portuguese tiles, both old and new.
Our next stop was at the Milreu Roman ruins (4th century) ...