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... abuse of the facility. If the town were to charge each of us 12 only a €5.00, look at the revenue it would generate to pay for the water.
Before I sign off there are several old buildings with roofs collapsed in ready for any Irish person who would like a building challenge in a sunny climate. I had one almost finished last night by the end of the second pint in the café looking across at it. ...
... air we asked to be moved and Manuel agrees to move us inside. A short stint on the resuscitator and we are good to go. Nice lunch. Aboard carriage No.81 - only 6 carriages so can't work that one out. Then it's a relaxing 3 1/2 hour trip to the south of Portugal. Faro the destination. Along the way we saw lots of orange orchards, lots of cork trees, more orange trees, lots of little villages with houses all painted white. Did I mention ...
... in Portuguese – sounded no different to Graham Norton commentating!). G'd onya 'stalia!!!!
Sunday 24 May 2015
Although we love this river so much we must start thinking about pushing on, so we left Alcoutin and headed back to Ayamonte. Being a Sunday and Spain, everything is closed so we took advantage of having internet connectivity and caught up on lots of admin and emails etc.
... gradually get bigger the more inland you get. And it's interesting to see the differences between the Spanish and Portuguese sides, the Portuguese being more rural with many derelict farm houses and the Spanish (especially near the entrance) more modern with many apartment blocks being built. We anchored in a lovely spot and sat around in the evening watching and listening to
nature. Just idyllic. We even saw a snake swimming from one side of the river to the other.
... 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 ...