Thursday 18th May
Terry/ Nicola Flinn
Tue 23 May 2006 08:32
On Friday at Sines we watched the Portugese Navy practice for their big annual Navy Day Parade. Several warships were at anchor in the bay and there were sailors and marines on parade marching with a full military band. After the parade, there was an assault of the seafront by marines in ribs, with landing craft and helicopters involved as well. We found it rather bizarre that the band, meanwhile, continued to play the theme tune from Monty Python's Flying Circus!
Decided to spend a day on the beach, but it was still rather too windy for sunbathing so we had to find other ways to relax.