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Date: 17 Jun 2007 18:30:03
Title: Weatherbound in Camarinas

This weather seems pretty unrelenting: Wet and windy SW, with no sign of any improvement, and probably getting worse, before Tuesday/Wednesday next week. Then there is a chink of light with the Azores high moving onto the scene, and it looks as if some W or dare I say NW wind and perhaps some nice sunshine as well may be in the offing; we shall see.

Yesterday was a walking day; visited the wind farm, and were greatly unimpressed by the rusting masts, and the number of units stopped with broken or missing blades; obviously maintenance is not top of the agenda here. That said Christine thought we should have a bigger one on the boat, and then she could run her hairdryer while sailing …….. only joking.

The scenery on the headland, walking towards the lighthouse at Capo Villano is very pretty, even in the rain. Lots of lovely flowers and heathers, bit like parts of the Scilly Isles. Right in the middle of nowhere the local 5 a side floodlit football pitch appeared: It must have been where it was to get power from the generators for the floodlights. The nearest hut was at least three miles away, with only dirt track access.

The village, which is quite small sports three quite substantial supermarkets, all very smart and modern, but there does not seem to be enough people to support them, it’s a bit like Nutbourne having one and a village store as well. Apparently though the village was once a large lace-making centre, so perhaps there are more people hiding in the hills!

Heck! The sun has come out, but still "howling", time to venture out again.

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