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First on this trip, Angie and I had a few days to recover ( and defrost from the Canberra/Melbourne winter) in Paris with Kate. Alan still toughing it out at home for a couple of weeks as he has a concert to play. Flew to Lisbon for a great week there. What a fabulous city! So relaxed and laid back.....but I feel sorry for the older residents.....how on earth do they negotiate the hills in the centre of town. ...
... underground parking lot we were amazed to find cars screaming along to the exit as if they were on the A1.
Then we turned to the west on the local highway looking for the beach. There is a large island running along the shoreline, so it is almost like an inland river between it and the shore. The tide was out and boats sit on the sand. We parked the car and walked along the cobblestones until we came to ...
Sunday 9th February 2014
A day of rain and high winds. I do not even venture out!
Kathleen being a good Catholic, walks to church in the rain.
Monday 10th February 2014
The rain has stopped, the sun is out. We decide to ride out on the scooter, perhaps as far as Fusceta, and visit Gordon and Kath (if they have ...
... English neighbours have a ladder on the rear of their van. They reverse their van alongside ours, and, I am able to climb up the ladder on their van, so detach the handle.It is dry and sunny, a trip to buy bread, vegetables, and top up my internet SIM, using the scooter for the first time.
Weather is poor, not cold, but unpredictable, sunny one minute, ...
... 300 miles, free motorway (almost) all of the way. At the Portuguese border, they have installed automatic Toll Machines for all non-Portuguese vehicles. What a cheek!
We arrive at Orbitur Quateira (N37 W4' 2" W8 5' 14"), it is an ACSI site, but, it is cheaper to use our Orbitur memebership card and we get ten nights for 100Euro.
The scooter is unloaded, with the assistance of Kathleen and a very friendly French couple.