Originally Posted by Slainte1
It is a lovely river and I seriously considered wintering there myself but a local warned me about serious flooding during heavy rains
There was one nasty incident years ago when both a Spanish & Portuguese reservoirs open sluices at the same time.
But it still can very occasionally flood with a few days heavy rain. Invariable well forecast
so you can run up the river to hide or go down to one of the marinas
which are pretty cheap
in the winter. Easily dealt with, lots of boats spend the winter up round Alcoutim & many stay all year round.
This is as bad as it got couple winters ago up at Pomarao, just means free water
Though there can be a lot of pine needles and bits of tree etc in the water for a few day, even when it's normal rafts of cane can get caught in the anchor
chain which can sometimes mean a few minutes with a boathook to clear.
But what a beautiful place