Quinta Velha Village
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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 ...
Arrive Gatwick at 14.50 twenty minutes before Mo. Plane takes off on time at 17.10 arrive Faro 19.45 bus into town at 20.35. Hotel Sol Algarve good with lovely courtyard for breakfast, neighbourhood a bit run down though. Bit of a disaster with dinner, went to authentic Portugese local restaurant Adega Nova but didn't understand the menu and I land up with pigs liver. Managed to eat ...
... 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 ...
... offered to buy a couple from
Thursday 21 May 2015
Today we took the dinghy to Mertola which is the village we were headed for. Wow what
sight coming towards the village specially with the castle ruins right on the top of the hill and all the white washed houses alighning the paved streets.
We weren't expecting this. In addition, the village was setting up for the three day Islamic festival which is held ...
... for Gen. The marina is close to supermarkets which was a bonus so we got some provisioning in. We are planning on anchoring for a few more days.
In the afternoon we moved the boat closer to the bridge which we would have to pass under
at near low water.
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The wind picked up big time in the early hours of the morning. Luckily our anchor was well dug in. We estimated we had a good F7 blowing so when the tide was coming in we had wind over ...