Portugal, Doing It Alone Is Not Always Wise

Driving an automobile in a country where language is an issue is not always a wise idea. Such was the case when I drove from Portugal’s Algarve Region along the southern coast into Spain. I was without a GPS, but my Rand McNally was up to date. I had no idea what was in store for me.

On the map the drive from Lagos to Algeciras looked as if it would be about four hours. I allowed another hour for border crossing between the two countries, which would put me at the ferry docks in Algeciras by about three o'clock that afternoon. Timing was important, for I was scheduled on a Ferry to Morocco the following day and could not miss it. I made arrangements for hotel accommodations that night in Algeciras, close to the ferry term