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    Agree - prettier towns than Lagos



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    Quote Originally Posted by n brown View Post
    there's the gold church up the west end opp the copshop,has a little museum attached. then there's a statue in the main square which is only interesting if someone's put a fag in its mouth, which the bored youth of the town often does. there's 3 million bars and restaurants selling fish , and 2 million tatty pottery/gift shops. the beach, Praia Meia is just dull. ''lovely'' isn't a word that comes to mind.[ i gather the club scene isn't too bad]
    i would rather walk round Portimao,eat at Ferragudo, and spend a night in the carpark at Armacao de Pera, then get up and take a selfie in the boat on the roundabout
    On the plus, it is big enough to have specialist shops like wool and computer repairs. A decent ice cream shop. On the marina side, not the new restaurant development, but at one end of the fishing huts, is a really good fish restaurant. A local told me about it.
    Much prettier villages along the coast.
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    Heading to Porto

    [QUOTE=maja07;792630]Hi all, Don....we are going the other way round so up through west/north Spain when we leave Porto on 27th. However, depending on your route others may advise...but we have been told that roads/sites north of Porto have been badly affected by the rains lately...all may improve by the time you set off. If you head diagonally down we can recommend Burgos cathedral as arguably the best in the world. We did it last year when heading to Bilbao. We will be doing Salamanca for the first time on our way north. Have heard good reports...any more gladly received.

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    Heading to Porto in next few days. Need a campsite for a night to do some serious cleaning - us and motorhome, as collecting a friend from the airport on 21st. Will then do some wilding in and around Porto. Can you suggest a site and are you using the wild POIs for the town? Cheers

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    In a restaurant in Cullera...wondering where the wildcampers have gone??

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    HUELVA- Mazatlan Beach

    Actually outside the tourist office, in Mazatlan, lovely 20 reg, sun and blue sky.
    Agencies have work for me though, should I stay or should I go?
    Staying at mo.
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    Lagos. I used to spend a couple or 3 winter weeks there most years, and some time ago, I think the slave market was still functioning Anyway enough time to get to know and really like the place. In truth though it was as much to do with the reprobates (characters) that frequented and lived in Camping Trinidad (town site) in those days.
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    There did seem more young hippies sitting around playing guitars, and people with obvious mental health issues than I've seen in one place for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygrassisblue View Post
    We get in at about 12.30.
    Have not planned that far ahead yet but may drive for an hour or 2 after ferry before stopping for the night.
    I will have a look at the site with the elephants, that would keep my dogs amused for hours.
    Not sure how the friends thing works but we will be in an R reg Hymer Merc S510 with 2 Border terriers and a confused looking driver.
    We are travelling with 4 borders !!! Have you got the aires book for Spain and Portugal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
    There did seem more young hippies sitting around playing guitars, and people with obvious mental health issues than I've seen in one place for a while!
    The young hippy you referred too, is quite a nice bloke.
    He collects stones, then proceeds to polish them and makes them into pendants.
    He showed me the process he uses.
    Sells them from a stall in front of his motorhome.
    This allows him to travel.
    Always have time for folk who are happy to work for what they want.
    In holland he's a lorry driver, so no room to be creative.
    Every morning he and the other camper jam and sing along.
    As for people with mental health issues on the site yes there was a few!
    Those who would not pay the three euros to stay ( proceeds to the local sports clue whose land we are staying on)
    Also the folk who every evening who got there water from the loo wash out point thus costing the club extra in water meter charges , and saved these selfish barstwarts 2 euros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays View Post
    The young hippy you referred too, is quite a nice bloke.
    He collects stones, then proceeds to polish them and makes them into pendants.
    He showed me the process he uses.
    Sells them from a stall in front of his motorhome.
    This allows him to travel.
    Always have time for folk who are happy to work for what they want.
    In holland he's a lorry driver, so no room to be creative.
    Every morning he and the other camper jam and sing along.
    As for people with mental health issues on the site yes there was a few!
    Those who would not pay the three euros to stay ( proceeds to the local sports clue whose land we are staying on)
    Also the folk who every evening who got there water from the loo wash out point thus costing the club extra in water meter charges , and saved these selfish barstwarts 2 euros.
    Hi Jays, you've misunderstood. I was talking about the people in the town, not the Aire. Have talked to the guy who polishes the stones. Nice lad. When I used the term "mental health issues" I wasn't being facetious but merely commenting on the obvious, sadly.

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    The most colourful campsite in my experience was Camping Bahia in Algeciras. Last stop before the Morocco bound ferries Juan Carlos Guitterez he the Maroc ticketer of choice sold most of his tickets on Bahia. Dope dealers, rooms to rent by the hour, The trans Africa outfits Top Deck travel, Dragoman, Gullivers all used to call in as would African wildlife and travel film crews. Great times and not a few frightening ones. And then 15 years ago a distant relative of mine who along with her husbands' 6 lawyer brothers sold the site to a developer. Now just flats and houses.
    Such a shame he said selfishly!
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