It’s another beautiful day. I sit in the sun and then take a wake across the low-tide reef and around the lighthouse. I take a swim, as the waves are too small for surfing. A later try some fishing, but it is not possible with the floats I have, I need to get some ledger weights. In the afternoon there are many people on the beach, with many people having parked on the road where I have parked. I see many people packing up quickly heading for their cars. This seems unusual. I look back down the road and see a Guarda Police car parked. It’s obviously them who have made an announcement. As cars are quickly leaving the area a policeman has his ticket book in hand and is moving up the lane. They have obviously moved everyone along. I quickly pack up and leave the area.
I head towards El Palmar, in the convey. Simon, the chap I spoke to yesterday said that there was a turismo car park in El Palmar. I easily find it and park up. There are lots of people here, mainly Spanish. This seems to the place that the authorities want people to park. There are even several caravans here, a clear indication that it is ok to park here. The village of El Palmar has lots of signs explicitly banning autocaravanas, so this site is a welcome relief.
In the evening I chat with a Dutch guy, Marco. He has a massive 40 year old ex-German army 4×4 truck. We have a beer and a smoke. We try and find any open bar, but the ample number of bars and restaurants are not open in the evening, which is a surprise.