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Thursday, 4 April 2013

We now have a deadline to meet in Barcelona, so we'll have to leave Faro.

Monday 1/4/13

Wow, it's April already. How did that happen?

At last we woke up to blue skies and sunshine this morning. I rushed downstairs and put last night's load of washing out in the sun. Back upstairs I started sorting out our gear and getting ready to pack everything up for a fast escape.

Not long after that it clouded over and started to rain...again. It was just light rain, then the sky went dark grey. Very uninviting and it started getting heavier. It was supposed to be bright sunshine all day long today. Looks like it's another night in Faro.

I jumped on the lap top and got involved in a couple of April Fool's pranks, then I got "got" by a friend at home. Well done Chelsey, you got me good.

We had lunch downstairs and I then found out that the World Super Bike Championships are on in Aragon, Spain next weekend. There's an Aussie team competing in the World Super Sport Championships with Mitchell Carr racing the Aark Racing Triumph Daytona 675R. Aragon is 1,000 kilometres away and Suzanne has said she'll stay here if I want to go. A two thousand kilometre ride, with half the weight gone off the bike. I'm very tempted.

Mitch at work on the Triumph Daytona 675R

OK, plan B. After checking the web, the WSB is at Aragon in two weeks time, not next weekend. So plan B is...we can go there via our very full Portuguese itinerary...and, I've just booked tickets to see "The Immortal", a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by Michael Jackson. That's on in Barcelona on Wednesday night after the WSB. Now we HAVE to leave Faro. We've got thirteen days to be in Barcelona.

More details on The Immortal here:

On our walk back from today's supermarket shop we met the woman who feeds the stray cats across the road. She was putting out a mountain of food for them. It turns that she feeds cats in three different areas with, I'm guessing, leftover food she gets from shops. She also takes the female cats to be sterilised to try and control the problem. There are some good people out there.

Back at the club we went down for a pre dinner drink and were accosted by Ines, who wanted her face painted. Then she wanted to paint Suzanne again. Three hours later we returned upstairs...very hungry.

Ines is ten years old and she managed this as her first body painting, without any instruction.

We could communicate with Ines by using Google Translate.
What a great idea.

Farense copped a paint job from Suzanne as well...

He didn't look too worried.

Tomorrow? Well, I am now no longer going to say we are leaving Faro tomorrow. I have resigned myself to the fact that we will probably spend the rest of our lives here.

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