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Thursday 28th January - Saturday 30th January

The Surfing South West coast of Portugal

Thursday 28th January

Drove back to the coast and a place called Porto Covo. With the aim of parking up on a car park overlooking the sea, this was from our book. When we got there though they had put height barriers up! We ended up following a German motorhome with a kayak on top, a bit down the road, as we thought he might know of another place to park. He turned off and stopped on the maroon coloured cliffs directly overlooking a lovely coloured sea. We pulled behind him and had a chat, and exchanged places to park up around Portugal. He was only stopping here now for a brew mind, as he was going to Lisbon to pick up a friend. We said our farewells and we continued down the coast to Almograve. Which was a nice parking area overlooking a lovely bay, the sun was still up and the water looked inviting. So as Lorna had a snooze on the beach I got into my wet suit, got my body board and got in the sea.



Friday 29th January

Waking up to a sunny day overlooking the sea, is a great pleasure. We ventured further south down the coast and ended up in a place called Amoreira. It was nice and warm in the motorhome, but windy outside. The coast is known as a windy coast good for surfing etc. So we stayed in overlooking the sea and opening our recently purchased small pack of strong cheddar cheese, we found in the supermarket, mmmmm. In Europe they don’t seem to do strong cheddar, just soft cheeses, so was a real treat. Later we parked a little further back from the beach in an alcove, off the road, other motorhomes were parked up at.

Saturday 30th January[i]

Headed round to the next bay to empty the tanks, our motorhome book told us there were services and there wasn’t. Ended up chatting to an older Belgium couple, although neither one of us could speak the other ones language. We still managed to converse and they told us a lot about Morocco and where to go. Which was great as in the last few days we had started to research about Morocco, due to us wanting to be there in February. After speaking with them, we had a rough route we could start looking into more. Also they helpfully gave us a card of a place we had read about, which do cheap ferry tickets for motorhomes. We said our thank you’d and goodbyes and set back off.


We carried on down the coast to Carrapteira and a surfers bay, I think called Bordeira. Relaxed there, overlooking the beach and all the surfers. It was a nice bay with just a few surf shacks. We carried on down the coastal track and came across a lagoon just behind the sea, with a huge sandy bank and a lone little beach bar. It was far to get round to it and it wasn’t open, so we headed back to the surfers bay to spend the night parked with a few other surfer vans. Our German motorhomer with his Kayak and recently picked up friend, also arrived here for the night. As the afternoon was coming to an end I went back in the water for a swim with the body board and later some guitar on the beach

Posted by marklorna 17:27

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