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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 ...
... trees? Anyway we arrive in Faro and our transport shuttle is there to meet us for a leisurely 90 minutes drive to Huelva in Spain. Along the way we see more orange trees. Had to have 3 modes of transport as it's not possible to hire a car in Portugal and drop off in Spain. No trains from Lisbon to southern Spain. All good. Arrived in Huelva Spain around 8 pm, but the sun doesn't go down until 10.30! A quick shower then we hit the street ...
... 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 ...
... is part of the border of Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately the wind was on the nose therefore no sail.
We got the to marina at Ayamonte and discovered it to be quite silted up therefore not enough depth for us to stay in at low water. So we filled our water tanks and then proceeded to anchor just outside the marina.
Monday 18 May 2015
Ventured into the village – quite nice, full of shops and resturants and a good chandlers – which was ...
... get something around the prop as the going was rather slow compared to normal. The wind picked up and we
got a bit of a sail in. Spent ages trying to find a place to anchor – areas with suitable depth are taken up with mooring buoys. Contemplating the weather forecast we stayed on board for the rest of the day. Having lovingly looked after our gathered clams we managed to kill them, so over board they went.
Friday 15 May 2015
For a while we ...