Friday 21st November 2014
This was our last day at Camping Ria Formosa, we had been restricted to the local area during our stay and our itchy feet had become raging inferno’s.
We would have been penalised on the €daily rate had we left before the 30 day minimum stay that is required for that rate, shorter stays and that rate zooms to double+
In the event we then held on for a couple of extra days as we planned to risk eating out again locally on day 31 – Amanda’s birthday – we had avoided the local restaurants after our first local experience but what better time to risk eating out again than on Amanda’s birthday – salmonella as a birthday gift has to be a unique present!
Knowing that we would be moving on the next morning, Amanda had spent a lot of time checking out Aires to visit en-route to Cabo Trafalgar.
Cabo Trafalgar would be a one-night stop-over en-route to Finca de la Piedra in the Andalucian mountains.
To get over to Cadiz and the coast road south through Estepona and Marbella we needed to head up to Seville – Cabo Trafalgar is south of Cadiz on the coastal road to Algeciras.
Seville was about half-distance from Cabanas to Cabo Trafalgar and with Seville being some 100 miles we felt that would be a good place for a one-night stop-over. Amanda did her homework and chose an Aire at Puerto Gelves on the outskirts of Seville.
With planning ‘in the bag’, we set off for the Cabanas sea-front where numerous restaurants exist on the road running alongside the excellent boardwalk. From the boardwalk a ferry service is available over to an island (Ilha de Cabanas), which is a part of Ria Formosa Nature Park, on the far side of this island lies a fabulous beach
Having whetted your appetite with that beach thought, it wasn’t where we were heading!
One of the restaurants near the boardwalk was our destination for Amanda’s birthday lunch………
Celebrating Amanda’s birthday we lunched at the most expensive restaurant on the front (having talked AJ into a lunchtime meal instead of the more expensive evening menu – whoops, she will read this!)
The rest of the day was spent in a haze of testing Twernt’s various systems, some more than others, and by nightfall we were ready to roll again …….YES!!