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... and steep, steep climbs....I doubt that stilettos are a big seller over here! We wandered and climbed and climbed to lookouts - miradouro - not doing anything in particular but just soaking up the great atmosphere. I really love this place, and could see immediately why Kate suggested this trip. Her Portugese served us very well throughout and it feels good to have one person who can communicate so easily - ...
... could see all manner of airlines flying into the tourist town of Faro, (where all the resorts are) about 20 or 30 kms away.
It is a lovely town with lots of narrow winding streets. There seems to be a bit of an Indian presence here - Indian restaurants and shops - and they seem to use the place name "Goa" a lot in their advertising, Goa being a Portuguee colony on the Indian sub continent a long time ago.
... and so far, it does not disappoint. Arrived at Castro Marim which is a beautiful little town with massive hilltop fort and castles that are open during the day. WE left that for later and found a 3 km beach with glorious sands that is the start of the famous Algarve. Too windy for much lying out as we were shotblasted by the sand. Not too many swimmers either as it was suitable only for the hardy.
... 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 ...
... in Portuguese – sounded no different to Graham Norton commentating!). G'd onya 'stalia!!!!
Sunday 24 May 2015
Although we love this river so much we must start thinking about pushing on, so we left Alcoutin and headed back to Ayamonte. Being a Sunday and Spain, everything is closed so we took advantage of having internet connectivity and caught up on lots of admin and emails etc.
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