Beyond Upper Guadiana River

We just couldn’t get enough of the Guadiana!  We set out for a dinghy exploration even farther upstream; the river continues for many miles beyond a dam at Mertola, far into the Paque Natural do Vale do Guadiana.             Silent.  Wilderness.  Aside from the occasional skiff secured along a shoreline,…

Upper Guadiana River

Just a few miles beyond Alcoutim (PT) and Sanlucar de Guadiana (ES), we began our upstream venture with a highly recommended dinghy excursion into the Rio Vascao. The Rio Vascao borders the southernmost section of Portugal’s Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana.  The Rio Vascao continues beyond our stopping point, yet we’d already carried the dinghy…

Lower Guadiana River

We took a little detour from the ocean scene, and found a relatively unexplored corner of Portugal along the Guadiana River.                 The Guadiana International Bridge is the only height restriction on the river; our Navionics chart indicates this bridge clearance measures 18-meters (59-feet).  Farther upstream, there are…