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We didn't go far at all after the previous two days' worth of mishaps - essentially, we went round the corner into another, much larger and deeper, channel up to Mazagon.
It was only about 10 miles, so it didn't take long at all, and we anchored off a little beach at the side of the river next to a large number of fishing boats on buoys. We were apprehensive that there would be trawlers zooming past every few ...
... The depth dropped away and just kept dropping. We slowed right down to crawl over the bar, terrified of running aground, while our depth gauge told us we had 0.0 metres below our keel. We were going so slowly that it took us about ten minutes to cross the shallow bar, and I'm fairly sure that we touched the bottom several times as the swell pushed us forwards.
Eventually, though, the depth below us crept up again and we breathed a huge sigh ...
... as there was a very small space for us to fit into and a strong current pushing us through the marina. Nonetheless, we made it alongside and set out to see some of the town, which is apparently rather lovely.
We decided we agreed with what we'd heard; it was a very small town, but the two main streets were full of little shops and bustling with shoppers, while the ...
... was more than $250.00!
It was time for our lunch in the forest, featuring the typical foods of the Alentejo (highlands) region. The guides knew a secluded spot along a creek, that was just perfect. Rob and Margarida prepared an absolute feast for us, featuring local cured meats, cheeses, and bread as well as a cake. They even grilled a local sausage for us right at the table, ...
... a table at the Bob Dylan concert with a very nice British couple last night, and had agreed to have dinner together tonight. They drove to a rather plain roadside restaurant about five miles away, and we were able to get a table outside. It was delicious! I had sea bream, that must have been caught today. And lots of Vino Verde, the Portuguese wine I like so much.
Notice that we have not set foot in our rental car since our ...