Barcelo Isla Cristina
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... 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.
... Oriente Station, the expense probably justified by the weight of one of our bags! It's his washing weighing it down, says Leesa. Lunch is beckoning so we choose a cafe on the lower ground level of the station. Getting comfortable ready to order and then we realise we are in a special "no smoking" section, meaning we are the ones "not smoking". As the tobacco stench consumes our every sense and creates an envelope around us, with our last ...
... 25 May 2015
My birthday! We took the ferry and headed for Vila Real San Antonio (on the Portuguese side) in search of a special final Portuguese lunch but didn't manage to find exactly what we were after so headed back to Ayamonte for some tapas.
Oh before that we tried to help one yacht which ran aground just as it was leaving the entrance of the marina – it hit the mud pretty ...
Saturday 16 May 2015
Today we didn't do too much, however Gen did take a dive to look at what was around the
prop – there was some seaweed left around the p bracket – so it looks as if whatever was on there had come off with the currents. After this we went to the island – the beach is very resortee and leading to the beach there were around 10 or so restuarants.
Sunday 17 May 2015
We left Tavira and headed for Spain or rather the river ...
... 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 ...