'Last Adventure’ on the Cali
  • Day2

    Brittany Ferries - Plymouth

    July 15, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Set off from Canadel yesterday with an overnight in Bridgewater so arrived in Plymouth this afternoon.

    Now at the quay and awaiting embarkation with Michael and Theresa who I met earlier at lunch

    When I got to Plymouth I filled up, nearly with Diesel but happily only put in a small amount before I realized!
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    Charlesi Main-B

    A four berth cabin all to myself...luxury!

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  • Day3

    Bay of Biscay

    July 16, 2018 ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Absolutely fabulous weather the whole way across, I had an early night but up early and about watching the wake... sea really calm and although warnings of rain in Santander we're hoping it clears before we arrive!Read more

  • Day3

    Awaiting Disembarkation

    July 16, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wow, so many bikes, there must've been well over 500, although most of them are on their way to the rally at Faro in the South, run by the Moto Clube Faro, it's said to be 'Biker Mecca'

    Also a picture of the weather as we came into Santander, which was lovely but happily it didn't actually rain...brrrr!Read more

  • Day3


    July 16, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Weird room but what a view!
    Went for a swim today, Tuesday - 16.00, well more of a get in and try and stand up sort of thing really but huge fun met Ines, because I moved her clothes up the beach, and had a drink and some of the most gorgeous Green Olives I have ever tasted! 👍Read more

  • Day4


    July 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Very quiet came here to the Plaza de España square, where the Torre de Los Moreno is located sadly it was partly hidden being refurbished!

    Walked along the quay and enjoyed a Mahou whilst watching the world sail by...

    Had a meal of Chorizo Sausage in Cider Sauce, in the Square, which was rather lovely though salty and the obligatory Mahou Classica, again, which is excellent!
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  • Day5

    Casa Velha

    July 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    On arrival I ended up in the wrong place, a slight mishap with the Post Code and ended up in the middle of an industrial area...scary!

    Casa Velha is ‘basic’ but clean and the people friendly

  • Day6

    Zimborio do Senhor do Padrao

    July 19, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    'Lantern Tower of Senhor Padrao'. The 'Lord of the Pattern' marks the place where, according to local legend , the image of Bom Jesus de Matosinhos was given to the coast on 03 May in the year 124.

    Certainly a place that has been marked since the beginning of the twentieth century , however, at a later date than 1758, the present dome was built, known also as 'Lord of the Sand', since until the beginning of the 20th century this monument was completely isolated in the middle of a wide sand , possessing, therefore, a strong visual impact.

    The emergence of a freshwater source at the site in 1733, then reputed to be "miraculous", gave rise to the smaller building that can be seen next to the dome.

    It has been classified as a National Monument since 1971
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  • Day6

    Tragédia do Mar

    July 19, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    In 2005, the monument 'Tragédia do Mar' was inaugurated on the beach of Matosinhos, a sculpture tribute to the shipwreck of 1947 with about three meters of height, composed of five figures of orphans and widows whose faces show the tragedy occurred in 1947. It was sculpted by José João Brito, which was based on the screen of the same name created by Mestre Augusto Gomes

    In 2007, 60 years after the tragedy, the Municipality of Matosinhos decided to recall the fateful history by publishing the book 'Shipwreck of 1947 - Toda a Saudade is a Stone Wharf' which presents a detailed account of the events and includes photographs of all fishermen who died that day. In order to recall the tragedy, a chest was buried on the beach of Matosinhos with one of the books inside, to which was attached a black ribbon two kilometers long.
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  • Day6

    She Changes - The Anémona

    July 19, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    The sculpture, designed in 2015 by Janet Echelman, is designed to reflect Porto's and Matosinhos's seafaring and industrial heritage.

    The three support poles are painted to resemble the smokestacks and lighthouses in the area.

    The net structure is meant to reference the city's fishing industry.
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