Salema and then the bumpy trek to Barranco, Algarve, Portugal

Salema is flat in the morning, and we decide to try some other beaches on this coast.
We stop at Ingrina, but there is no good surf here. We decide to head for Barranco. It is a remote beach down a nasty lane, but we figure it is a good bet. After a long, bumpy and muddy drive down 3.5 miles of track we arrive at Barranco. There are a few vans here.

Salema is flat in the morning, and we decide to try some other beaches on this coast.
We stop at Ingrina, but there is no good surf here. We decide to head for Barranco. It is a remote beach down a nasty lane, but we figure it is a good bet. After a long, bumpy and muddy drive down 3.5 miles of track we arrive at Barranco. There are a few vans here. There is a good wave in the bay, but very big swell. Florian is here also. Tom and others go in for a surf. After doing some jobs on the van I decide to go in for a surf. Tom has explained to me that when a big swell comes he just catches the white water in and paddles back out through the rip.

I go in. When the big sets come they are massive, but I manage to stay out. I do get held down a little, and hit the bottom at one point. I never really catch a wave, but it is a good experience.

We stay the night at Barranco.

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