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    Default Ria de Alvor

    After yeaŕs of complaints by fishermen and pleasure sailors dredging has started and should be finished by May costing 2 million euros from the EU.
    Dum spiro spero. Cras ingens iterabimus aequor.

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Fantastic! I have always wanted to go into Alvor - now I will be paying for the pleasure

    M.
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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Good to know in case I'm passing again. I went in briefly back in 2014 and it was a bit tricky with 2.2m draft. I couldn't find space to anchor with decent depth up near the town so left immediately.

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    Ah Alvor memories
    This was 10 years ago, around low water. Anchored beside forumite PhilipH ovni.

    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    Ah Alvor memories
    Your in my spot!

    Lovely place, every Euro you get in change has a harp on it.



    Best water last year from following a mate who runs the tourist boats


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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Recently sold our place in Lagos, will miss it.

    Last edited by WF36; 21-01-19 at 11:31.

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    I am sad they're dredging.
    With a lift keel I can get most places and this will open it up to the masses. A lift keel or being a good pilot will get you in as it is. I don't profess to be the latter. He he.

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Quote Originally Posted by greeny View Post
    I am sad they're dredging.
    With a lift keel I can get most places and this will open it up to the masses. A lift keel or being a good pilot will get you in as it is. I don't profess to be the latter. He he.
    My draught is 2.3m and this has never prevented me accessing Alvor or remaining afloat at anchor at all states of the tide so I donít think the dredging will have much affect usage.

    Plenty of room for all comers.
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Neither a Remainer or a Leaver be. Hoping for the best but planning for the worst✔️

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Quote Originally Posted by nortada View Post
    My draught is 2.3m and this has never prevented me accessing Alvor or remaining afloat at anchor at all states of the tide so I don’t think the dredging will have much affect usage.

    Plenty of room for all comers.
    I guess it depends where they are dredging.
    If they are dredging the approaches to the town it will make it easier for people to access but there is still not much room in the anchoring areas. However if they dredge up near town and therefore effectively make more space to anchor, more boats are likely to stay. Thinking about it again though I don't suppose it will make much difference in town given the thousands of holiday makers that visit Alvor each summer.

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    Default Re: Ria de Alvor

    Unless the locals are more welcoming than they used to be then the dredging probably will not encourage too many more boats.

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