Tuesday, 18 October 2016

August, 2016 - FIGUEIRA DA FOZ

Up before sun up to catch the slack current at high tide.  Left Averio, in the fog, avoiding two freighters and a pilot boat coming up the river as we left.  At the entrance to the river we caught glimpses of two Tall Ships waiting to enter.  They were arriving as part of the Tall ships Rally.  Sorry to miss them, but time was getting short for us to achieve our plans for the season.

No wind, rolly seas.  Sandra suffered mild "Mal de Mer".

Arrived during siesta and tied up to waiting/fuel dock.  They did not take credit cards, so used up all our cash.  Decided to do laundry in the short time left in the day.

Walked the waterfront and across looo...ng boardwalk to the beach.  Circled back via linear park system, ending up at a huge outdoor market.  Too hot in the pm to be active, so we had a short siesta and went shopping.

The fort now sports a light house and decorative moat..

A band sets up for an evening concert.

Clock tower at the start of the beach.

Showers on the boardwalk, half way to the beach.

Umbrella rentals 2/3 the way to the beach.

Oasis, being developed for restaurants and other businesses.

The sea wall.

Fountain honoring fishermen.

Statue honoring the fishmonger wives.

Traffic circle statue and part of linear park.

The largest urban sand beach in Portugal

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