Playacartaya Spa Hotel
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... has a beautiful beach and a good tourist trade, we did not bother to look any further.
Lovely drive and we crossed the bridge that links Spain and Portugal at 14:43, that was windy enough for the crossing of that bridge it was gusting 30knots and concentration is essential. If you slow down though and forget about the queue held up behind, you will be safe.
This is my first experience in ...
... The street was full of People, mainly families all sitting around eating, drinking and generally enjoying life. Australia could learn so much from the Spaniards. Streets full of tables, chairs and people. Couldn't help wondering whether the local councils in Spain have the same approach as our councils back home, I think not. A shared meal of 5 or 6 tapas, 2 beers and 2 wines cost a total of €23 (about $30). I'm thinking Spain is an OK ...
... at high water – ouch! We took our kedge anchor over to them to see if they could winch themselves off, it failed on both attempts the
anchor was too light to get them off the mud. Luckily the marina got in contact with a naval vessel which was around the area (taking school kids out on an adventure) and they towed them off the mud – must say they did have to use some wellie before the boat ...
Saturday 16 May 2015
Today we didn't do too much, however Gen did take a dive to look at what was around the
prop – there was some seaweed left around the p bracket – so it looks as if whatever was on there had come off with the currents. After this we went to the island – the beach is very resortee and leading to the beach there were around 10 or so restuarants.
Sunday 17 May 2015
We left Tavira and headed for Spain or rather the river ...
... clamming thing a go. After an hour we found around 20 and one razor clam. Taking them back to the boat we put them in salt water for them to purge themselves.
In the evening we ate their cousins we'd bought the day before - they were just delicious!
Wednesday 13 May 2015
Mid morning we moved the boat yet again and anchored not far from the main entrance. We
toyed with the idea of leaving via the east entrance but because it wasn't buoyed and ...