I wake at around 08:00. It’s another beautiful sunny day. The beach at Mareta is lovely to look at when it is as quiet as this. I head off early to get to Barranco, as the surf should be good today. I stop at the AliSuper supermarket in Sagres, but it is shut. I head on. From the N125 I take the Zavial/Ingrina turning to Barranco. After 20 minutes or so down the bad lane I round the corner and I can see the picturesque bay. I drive down to the beach front and see my friends Craig, Fern, Paul, Bas and Teresa. I say hello to everyone, especially Paul as I haven’t seen him since Christmas.
Around Christmas time a 36 feet American RV was parked at Mareta. This RV is now here at Barranco. It turns out the guy is called Rupert, and he is a friendly chap. His vehicle has everything inside, including a washing machine and tumble dryer. This is the opposite of most our vehicles, which are simple and lightweight to aid our constant driving around for finding surf. Rupert bought his vehicle for just £4,000, but it needed a lot of work, and he has spent £13,000 in total on it. It’s great to see inside.
Before lunch the surf looks good. I go and have a good session. I have a hamburger for lunch. I sit around in the sunshine chatting, Later, before the sun starts to set, the surf is again looking good. I jump in. There are two Portuguese guys, who get out soon after I get in, and I have the waves to myself. I have one of the best surfs I have had on this trip.
In the evening, we watch a DVD in Rupert’s luxurious, heated motorhome.