Hotel Pato Amarillo****
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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.
Our day started with an early morning wake up in sunny Madeira, then a short trip to the airport to drop off the hire car. Plane was delayed an hour, but no problems as we had plenty of time before our next leg. We arrived back in Lisbon airport and then waited another 40 minutes for the luggage to arrive on the carousel. No problems, we don't mind - patience is one of my better virtues, not says Leesa. A very short but expensive Taxi ride ...
... 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 ...
After a leisurely morning Hugh and I decided to play golf around Esuri, taking Tia for a walk. The first hole after Hugh suggesting Tia would be ok off the lead, she was straight in the lake chasing ducks..! Quack!!! So she proceeded to run, run and run chasing anything that moved and she swam, swam and swam after any duck ...
... The skipper was very apologetic and came over as soon as he could to explain - but as we've had our reverse gear go at crucial moments too we could symptahise. Our rudders were working and despite how hard he'd hit us the only real damage was to the paint, thankfully.
Nonetheless, we were very glad to leave when the tide came up again, and even gladder that the instructions we'd received kept us safely away from going aground this time.