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Good start to the day and set our course for Portugal stopping off for a lunch stop at Isla Cristina, which is a bustling fishing port and town. They have good facilities for the fleet; plenty space. They must have some sort of nautical college here as well because the free fall lifeboat training rig was on the quayside. It was a bit rough looking in places with neglect in the rubbish dept. Though one guide book ...
... Oriente Station, the expense probably justified by the weight of one of our bags! It's his washing weighing it down, says Leesa. Lunch is beckoning so we choose a cafe on the lower ground level of the station. Getting comfortable ready to order and then we realise we are in a special "no smoking" section, meaning we are the ones "not smoking". As the tobacco stench consumes our every sense and creates an envelope around us, with our last ...
... 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.
Monday 11 May 2015
After servicing the outboard we took the ferry back to Olhao for further provisioning. Went to the market and stupidly forgot that fishmongers don't generally open on Monday's, so missed out on buying some more seafood. But, there was a small trader where we bought some oysters for 5 Euro and a great big bag of clams for 12 Euro.
Tuesday 12 May 2015
We moved the boat a mile further down the estuary. We thought we'd ...