On Wednesday it rained. We read a book / watched a DVD. It
stopped raining. We went outside. It rained. We got wet. Repeat this all day
On Thursday it stopped raining. We didn’t go out as we
knew we would only get wet when it started raining again, so we stayed in
during the morning and read another book. By lunch time the weather had clearly
fooled us as it was still blue skies. We went outside and didn’t get wet.
In fact it was quite a nice day. Hence we went for a long walk all around town
and explored Lagos,
found the main supermarket (not as good as Cascais), and arrived back still
dry. On the plus side it did rain all Thursday night to make up for the dry
day. We have studied the synoptic charts and decided that it will stay dry at least
for the next week, with temperatures back around 18 centigrade. It’s now
time to start getting back to the boat activities.
A few clues that Lagos is
really a mini England:
- The supermarket is not large
but has a disproportionate amount of baked beans on the shelf (crates full
- It rains
- We understand every word people
speak because they have a British accent
- You are greeted in the shops
with the Portuguese saying hello to you in English and not the equivalent Portuguese
Ah well, we did see lots of the real Portugal on the way down the coast.