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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 ...
Friday and Saturday
22nd and 23rd May 2015
We left our anchorage and headed back down the river and anchored on the Portuguese side by the village Alcoutim. We ventured into the village in the afternoon – tiny but pleasant enough. On the Saturday we ventured into the village on the Spanish side – it was even more sleepier by still pleasant. We did manage to ...
... 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 ...
Saturday 9 May 2015
Today we took the ferry and went to Olhao, 30 minutes from the island. We didn't have long to explore but did venture into the market as it was closing and found the supermarket. The market looks great, cant wait until we see it fully open.
Sunday 10 May 2015
Gen's pretty depressed as there seems to be a lot of instruments failing, especially the AIS which we do find extremely useful. So try make him a little happier we went to ...