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Fuzeta Lifeboat Station
There are days you stand in the cockpit of the boat and look at the sky and know that bad weather is on its way. The first sign of a weather front moving in is the arrival of the Cirrus cloud, those wispy high level clouds made of ice crystals which tells you that in the next 12 - 24 hours there will be a change in the weather usually for the worse at this time of year. But on the plus side those wispy clouds are a photographers dream.
So the bag was packed and we were on the train down the coast 4 stops to the little fishing town of Fuzeta, Algarve, Portugal. A place I have passed many times and wondered what might be there, but the train station does not inspire one to get off the train. Our 5 year old Rough Guide to Portugal says it is a small village on a river with a even smaller port, a little beach on the Ria Formosa, a campsite and a ferry service to Ilha Armona. A place frequented by backbackers in the summer months, with little acommodation for tourists. A place the Tourist explosion on the Algarve has all but passed by.
What You will find is a delightful unspoiled by modern development little fishing town, with enough photo opportunities to keep a keen photographer very happy and today we had those clouds as a backdrop to every photograph. The photo with this post is the lifeboat station at low tide, standing on concrete piers it is a building showing the economic plight in this part of europe with years of neglect. Hopefully the lifeboat inside is in better condition.
The photographs from the Fuzeta shoot will be posted over the coming days and believe me there are some stunning landscapes. Fuzeta Gallery
So a big thankyou to the cloud gods for making it such a great day and yes the weather did change the rain arrived during the night....
April 3rd 2013
We have now arrived at Bruces Boatyard Faro on the 17th September 2012 and have lifted out for the winter months for maintenance. There are a number of items to purchase and fit including new wind, depth and speed log, a wind charger, more solar panels, a three bladed propellor and some new 110 amp hour batteries. the hull needs to be compounded and polished and some of the navigating lights changed to LED to help reduce power consumption. New anodes need fitting and all through hull fittings checked. The outboard engine requires a new fuel diaphram and the main engine a Yanmar 3YM30 requires a full service. The main fuel tank will have to be drained and cleaned after problems with a blockage in the fuel line. No excuse now for not getting all those jobs done.
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A travelling photographer from the South of England who is on a journey of discovery around Europe in his sailboat Trelawney.