(Church in Ansião)
Afternoon. As I type, a gentle breeze is blowing through the hotel room window. What can I say? Another blue sky day. Not seen a cloud since last Wednesday in England.
No game today and I think the rest has come at a good time. The tour party was a little bit tired with the accommodation change and travelling to the games over the weekend. Me and my sparring partner have taken advantage of the hotel jacuzzi and pool and that was very refreshing, sorting out those aches and pains.
We’re off for a meal later with a real character of the party. This chap is English born but has a strong American accent now, as he lives in Florida. He was an RAF pilot and a commercial jet pilot as well. The life and soul of any party. He had us rolling in the aisles at the game yesterday with some ribald mickey taking of some of the touring party. Very, very funny and a natural sense of humour.
But the whole week has been like that. Lots of great fun, comradeship and good cricket too. The lunch and dinner at the cricket ground has to be some of the best I’ve tasted. In fact the whole operation there at Amigos CC is something a few cricket clubs back home could copy. Well organised and with a great sense of fun and competition. And a great group of people too.
(Town Square at Tomar)