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O dia não correu bem. Partimos de mangá em busca da escola de kitesurf. Pelo caminho andamos as voltas numa aldeia até descobrir a estrada certa. Ao chegar, um pitbull e um rottweiler “brincavam” mesmo em frente a escola. Eram os cães do dono. Havia apenas um Kite no ar quando chegamos e o céu esteve cinzento o dia todo. O vento teimava em aparecer e toda a gente estava ali sentada à espera, com os kites prontos. Só os cães e uma criança pareciam estar a divertir se. As 2 da tarde os kites começaram a levantar e lá fomos para a água. Ao fim de hora e meia o vento parou e ainda não foi desta que conseguimos surfar, mas já nos levantámos em todas as tentativas.

Como estávamos ansiosos por começar as aulas, esquecemos nos que era dia de mercado na cidade. Sempre podíamos ter ido as compras!

Para compensar, decidimos lanchar uma waffle ao pé da praia.  A praia estava quase vazia e ao longe viam se apenas as canas de pesca. Um olhar mais atento revela que quem segura essas canas são mulheres, ao contrario do que se vê em Portugal.

Ao jantar optei por um prato otomano, que teoricamente era um rolo de carne. Esqueceram se de avisar que o recheio eram avelãs e acabei por passar o jantar todo a pescar avelãs ao mesmo tempo que enxotava os gatos que tentavam trepar para a mesa. Por aqui é frequente ver gatos a rondar as mesas nos restaurantes ao ar livre, e infelizmente há pessoas que chegam a trazer comida para lhes dar, o que leva a que os gatos tentem frequentemente convidar se para a nossa mesa. O jantar terminou com dois chá típicos. Em vez do chá de camomila ou limão serviram nos um chá de equinacea que era interessante e um chá de tomilho em que ficou claro que nem todas as plantas servem para fazer infusões. A ver se o dia hoje corre melhor.

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Yesterday was not a good day. It started with us getting lost on the way to the kitesurf school. On arrival, only one kite was up and a pitbull and a rottweiler were playing in front of the school. They were the dogs of the school owner. The sky was grey and the wind was light. Kites lined up on the sand and everyone waiting to get into the water, except for the dogs and a child playing with her toys.
2pm the kites started going up and so we went into the water. By 3.30 the wind died completely and we barely had a chance to practice, though we got up on all board starts.

We were so anxious to start the classes we forgot it was market day. At least we could have done some shopping! To make up for the day so far we had a waffle and tea on the beach front. The beach was almost empty but various fishing rods could be seen on the other side of the bay. A more attentive look would reveal women behind these rods. Fishing seems to be a female activity around here.

For dinner I asked for an Ottoman dish, which should be similar to a meat loaf. Unfortunately the chef forgot to mention the stuffing of hazelnuts and I spent the entire finger fishing the nuts and shooing the cats that insisted they should have a seat at the table. It is common in open air restaurants around here to see cats trying to get some food and unfortunately we have seen people bringing food specifically for them, so the cats think they can invite themselves foot your dinner.
After dinner we got an echinacea tea which was interesting and a thyme tea which confirmed that not all plants can be infused. Let’s hope today gets better.

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