Sunday, 22 July 2007
Ambling in the Algarve
This is the first morning in a week that the wind hasn't been howling and very pleasant it is too. Last couple of days we've experienced cold for the first time on this trip. Even bought thick woolly jumpers.
Forgot to mention in the last post that we logged our thousandth mile on Fettler some time on the approach to Albufeira. One of the photos up for that post shows me cockling at Alvor. The lovely hand-drawn charts left us by Dave and Fran indicated 'good cockles at LW' and so there were. The sands there are teeming with them and it was short work for the three of us to gather a pint or so of very tasty little shellfish.
It's been a great stop here in Lagos. Got a lot of things done and enjoyed the town but now looking forward to getting back out there and anchoring up at Sagres (also the home of our favourite Portuguese beer).
Jeff's been a model guest. No trouble, doesn't take up much space and is more than willing to do the washing up.
The signs are looking auspicious for the Azores run starting early next week, so our next post may well be from San Miguel.
Posted by Jim Brodie at 10:42