Travel Blogs from Punta Umbria
... Then down we went and info Tarifa, which is a not only a historic town, but a jumping off point for Africa, so is filled with travellers. We travelled a few miles out of town to our site and down to the beach where hundreds of humans were playing about in the water with their kites.....Well it's good for them to get out and exercise so that they are not too much of a problem when you get home. Anyway, a lovely chilled site, (where I ...
Yesterday we (Curt, Dianne, Marcela and Gibran) drove our rental car a few miles east of Tavira to Cacela Vehla, a tiny village perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean and the eastern end of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a system of barrier islands and wetlands in the Algarve of Southern Portugal that communicates with the sea through a number of inlets, most natural, but one in Faro that was opened artifically.
The Ria Formosa system is important ...
... fort. We stopped in Fabrica for coffee looking over the Ria Formosa, a series of barrier islands along this stretch of coast, and watching the bird life. There were white herons, terns, oyster catchers and cormorants.
From there we cycled around a huge golf course / hotel complex before hitting Cabanas and then on to Tavira, past the salt flats interspered with giant mounds of salt. We called in to the Tourist ...
... When went back to the camper for lunch and decided to move on later in the day but I wanted to go and see the old church, windmill and visitors centre before we left, so we set of again around the other side of town and found some more amazing sights. We did not gain entrance into the centre as it was their lunch time so we had a drink then left for aberfermy........ ...
... and all that gear following me around... but if I did, I wouldn't be able to get to nearly as many places as I do, nor would I have the time to fully explore every town that I play music in. On my way to Huelva, I sit next to a fellow who seems to be speaking in a dialect of Arabic on his cell phone--but it's not Moroccan. I decide it's a good excuse to start a conversation. "I'm from Mauritania" he tells me. Great! I haven't had the chance to chat ...
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