Spent one night in Ayemonte to replenish water and get fresh
food before motoring up the river to Alcoutim on Wednesday. We found a suitable
anchorage and went ashore for beers followed by a walk to the swimming river
for a refreshing dip!
We enjoyed meeting up with Frederick and Steffi the Dutch
couple on Wildeman whom we met a month ago on our first visit.
Had an interesting morning on Saturday at the local market (
3 stalls – meat, fish, fruit/vegetables) where we met several more British
folk some on boats others with farms/fincas locally! On the advice of one
local we bought a small half leg of lamb for Sunday lunch. We spent some time
at the local bar hearing snippets of gossip and being given advice about the
passage up to Pomarao as well as some good tips from one couple who always
winter their boat in Seville – another of our destinations later this
year. We actually had some rain overnight and had to put the sides onto the Biminis!
Generally enjoyed our 4 nights at anchor and made use of the generator to
keep the battery topped up.
Plan to head up river on Sunday for a couple of nights.
Jacky and Rob