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Portugal Trip - Fri 31 Jan To Sun 2 Feb

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Chris_Powell

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We changed our departure date to Sunday 2 Feb and then on Thursday 30 Jan received a text to say that the sailing had been cancelled due to bad weather! We were offered a sailing on Friday night 31 Jan and grabbed it.

It was a rather bouncy crossing especially rounding Ushant into the Bay of Biscay. But then it calmed down a bit and we had quite a relaxing cruise across the Bay, finishing up in Santander on Saturday evening. We blasted south on the motorway for a couple of hours encountering temperatures down to -2C in the Cerredo mountains. We spent the night in a free Aire de Campingcar in the village of Carrion de Los Condes.

Our plan has been to head into Northern Portugal and gradually work our way down South to the Algarve. But it seems as though some nasty weather is going to hit Northwest Europe from Monday. Hail and snow in Northern Spain, and a week of rain forecast for Northern Portugal. So we changed our plans completely and decided to head South as fast as possible. Tonight (Sun 2 Feb) we are in Carceres, Spain, hopefully far enough South to avoid the worst weather. We are planning to explore the town tomorrow and then head further South to Seville on Tuesday.

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nice one chris been in the bay i afew times in rough conditons to say the least just to let you no down here its 18-20 degree very pleaseant hope you both have a great trip in portugal and southern spain its well worth it rest day today

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Thanks Rob. I think my Portugal tour may be turning into a Spanish tour as we've decided to spend a day or two in Seville and then probably head across to Malaga where the weather looks much nicer on the Mediterranean coast.

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