Oct 31, 2009
Dec 01, 2010
Where I stayed
Seria da Gelfo Campsite (Euro 8 a night)
Feeling like a couple of drowned rats since having set ashore on the Continent, we felt it time to head south to Portugal with all haste. Having awoken to another damp morning, in Luarca, we quickly packed up and hit the road. Several hours later, and we found ourselves in Portugal, pitching our tent (the first time since leaving GB) on a pretty much deserted site (save for all the static caravans pitched up for the winter) all for the princely sum of Euro 8 per night! The surf in Ancora looked rather too frothy (pollution or a good head??!) for our liking and so we headed a few km down the road on the 6 Nov to Agucadoura, yet another deserted beach, where both of us donned our wetsuits, dived in with our boards and were unceremoniously dumped back on the beach. We definitely had chosen the wrong day to surf here; tide going out, steep beach! Nevertheless, there are always other beaches and it was back up the coast to Fao, where Lym (Annabelle was a little chilly) once again donned his suit and out he went. Lo and behold, was up on the first wave, and the second, the third.... Following a meal of barbecued chicken risotto and our beloved Vinho Verde (Euro 1.39 a bottle) Mmmmm.... It was off to bed, to awake to another wet day. Discussions over breakfast (boiled eggs perfectly done if you please) (Lymºs writing this by the way....Iºm just typing...) led to us both deciding it was time to break camp and head to the Algarve with all haste, we were beginning to believe that the sun was an urban myth...