Category: Places

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So Long Portugal

e spent nearly three months on the Guadiana. One quarter of a year, it’s a long time, but still not enough to say we truly know the place. Before we arrived we’d heard tales about the...

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Hot & Wild Up The Guadiana

e wanted to spend time here, we wanted to immerse ourselves in the Guadiana experience, we’re doing just that. The weeks have passed quickly, Gail has been back to the UK, I’ve been thinking, writing, re-thinking,...

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Floating In Time

e’re floating in time and history here on the Rio Guadiana. 3000 years of history and time. Phoenicians from the Eastern Mediterranean sailed up here 1000 years before Christ. Romans, Visigoths and Moors have lived, worked...

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Shoeless In Sanlucar

‘ve done it a few times now. On the boat I’m always barefooted. That means that anytime I go ashore I have to remember to throw the flip flops into the dinghy. I keep forgetting. I...

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What’s The Point?

That’s the question that’s been running through my head for the past week now. What’s the point of cruising on a sailboat? Does there even need to be one? I blame the Guadiana. It’s this place...

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Anchored To The Spot

6am, first light. It’s raining again. ‘Gleda’ is bobbing about like a plastic duck in the bath water. The sloppy chop splashes and knocks against the hull a few inches away from my right ear. 9mm...

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Summer Plans

anuary – worst month of the year for me. Even here in Portugal the sun shines less, it rains more, the days are short. The Christmas and New Year festivities are done, the lights and decorations...