Mums Last Gift!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Peter640

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    This whole “making hay whilst the sun shines” strategy is working.

    A morning dip here followed by an exercise walk up the local headlands was lovely!

    The views of the coast are spectacular!

    I like the name of this bar and we ended up here tonight for a night cap! Annoying tourist prices!

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    Retro van!
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    Amazeballs coastline!
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    A last visit to Cape Vincent as we spent the day on a beach down here...
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    Julie looking small!
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    And fortified!
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    We ate here, nice but tourist prices! 24E for fresh fish!
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    Great location on the beach!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Back to Faro tomorrow then we must start to swing north into the cold unknown!!

    Via Spain, France or east via Germany? We undecided right now!
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  3. Wild Ginger

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    On the road again!
    Some shots from behind!

    Sardines, sunsets, sand and sun! Plus the car I really want!!

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    Dropped Julie off for her sunrise walk nice and early so had a photo shoot with Bison on the way home in the morning light!

    We head to Faro today. Short hop no rush so make take a coastal town or two along the way. Surf is roaring this morning and the wind is due to get up and make the beach a bit messy!

    Moto Uber walking shuttle delivery service ...

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    Our local anti pirate fort from 1600s
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    The energiser bunny, nearly beat me back to home! That’s Salema in the distance!
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    Picture doesn’t do justice to surf size!
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    Love this shot!
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    Oh man, I love the look of this place! ( w.out the touristy prices of course :eek:) )
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  6. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Yes it is a great motorcycling country!

    Peter
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    We came up to Faro via Carvoeiro as Julie had been there 35 years ago. So much development but still a nice but touristy town.

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    We arrived at our digs at the Moto Clube
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    A great little room in the garage!
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    Then off to old town faro for ABC (another bloody church!)
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    The roof gave great views, it just needed a sunset bar and then it would have been perfect!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    A great dinner of fish, cuttlefish and PP Chook with Paulo and then back to the MC where the 50cc touring guys were gathering!

    With much ring a ting tinging, all too soon they were gone leaving the heady smell of two stroke oil behind!

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    There is an an amazing metal working artist in the garages associated with the Moto Clube. This fish is superb. Its being commissioned for a local restaurant.

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    Beach time Faro style

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    We had a great lunch and bumped into Jose and friends for a ride back to the club...

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    ... where I took my lead from this guy and hit siesta time!
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    A short hop east today to stay at a friend’s place in Santa Luzia near Tavira. An old fishing town and good beaches.

    This will be our last beach time before we spin north and start to zig zag back to the UK.

    I think it has an anchor graveyard from the Tuna traps used to harvest fish. We will investigate and report back!
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    Street art!

    Love this place ... more to report but later dudes and dudettes!

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    Our ride out to Tavira was nice via a great climb up to a hill top lookout!

    The point was marked by a concrete structure...

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    Tavera looks great, we’ll explore tomorrow!
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    The anchor grave yard was excellent

    A little train hauls you out to the historic tuna fishing camp ...

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    The anchors were a hang over from the industry that shut in the late 1960s
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    The sunset was excellent, another good day!
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    Tavera was excellent!

    Interesting door knobs and knockers!

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    Great old churches and history, moorish settlement here dates to C12.

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    Local markets today buying fish for our supper! So fresh and cheap!

    It’s interesting that food and wine are cheap in shops but the same thing can be so pricy in restaurants!

    Our fish (for two) cost 3 euros!

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    @damurph some salt cod ye boi!
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    Lunch is served!

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    Decisions decisions decisions! Our friend Nelson created a travelling cellar for the bike! No room to carry so we took one for the team!
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    We turn north tomorrow morning so we’re off for a last dose of salt water and sand!
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    'Bob' Been here awhile Supporter

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    Checking in for my daily fix. Thanks for the effort you're both putting into this RR. If this was a book I'd buy it.... Stay safe.
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    Then I’d be a well read author!

    So glad your enjoying. We’re just back from our “last” swim in the south. The days are getting shorter and it’s definitely cooling a little.

    We have a 3-400km day tomorrow it will be nice to have the wheels turning!

    Peter
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