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  1. I am now in Portugal, I have found that a VPN can slow my internet down also the BBC & others can detect even the best VPNs! I have found a internet sim from NOS will get me all I need for television etc. Useing a Firestick with Tvmucho which can record programs as well.
  2. Try turning the water inlet flow off, then turn it on by 1/8th if not sorted try a little more etc.
  3. Good idea taking a photo of wiring.
  4. Depending on how long you are staying, a lot of motorhomers and caravaners stay the full 90 days here. The general consensus from Brits and the Portuguese here are it is a incredible good idea.
  5. Taken from Brittany Ferries Facebook Page. Brittany Ferries has confirmed to Shippax that it might operate a Plymouth-Leixões summer-only service, something first revealed by local media. If it happens, the new passenger-focused service is due to start in late May for an initial period of six weeks. Depending on the success, Brittany Ferries doesn't exclude the new service to be extended beyond the six weeks. The idea to start this new service is entirely because Portugal is one of the few countries on the 'green' COVID-19 list of the UK government which means that residents only need to test (negative) once without the need to quarantine when arriving back in the UK. Both Spain and Portugal are still on the 'amber' list, meaning passengers have to be tested and fill out a locator form prior to returning to the UK, with a mandatory 10-day quarantine and regular testing when back home. A Brittany Ferries spokesperson told Shippax that it was working hard to make this new temporary twice weekly service happen, yet there were still a lot of 'ifs' and 'buts'. Should it prove successful and should there be a strong demand after mid-July, Brittany Ferries might decide to continue a weekly call with either CAP FINISTERE or PONT-AVEN making a weekly roundtrip from Plymouth to Santander and Leixões, respectively. Plymouth-Leixões is a distance of 612 nautical miles with crossings taking 30 hours, Brittany Ferries said. CAP FINISTERE can reach a speed of 28 knots and has a capacity of 1,608 passengers and 1,926 lanemetres whilst Brittany Ferries flagship PONT-AVEN has a 27-knot service speed and a capacity of 2,100 passengers and 1,465 lanemetres.
  6. There are very few static homes in my area been looking for a month now.
  7. This would be of interest to me if it happens. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ferry-uk-portugal-green-list-b1846174.html?utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3g0trdKlpA2xOU0Nhv9VeiXGO2oO33EJYpadAFbtAI3RVRIeTOTijYp40#Echobox=1620831013
  8. I need to level the rear end of my static Swift Burgundy, how can I go about this and what equipment do I need I cannot call a professional in as I am in Portugal.
  9. We had seal off sealsdirect.co.uk great company
  10. We have always had tv with TVMucho works well no vpn but now I need a antenna outside my tin box static.
  11. I would like to get a antenna to pick 4G it is important that we get good internet as we need this to receive television in Portugal, do any of you use one and if so what make do you use?
  12. I thought I would let you all know how we are settling in, the great thing about living in Portugal is the weather is great for setting up, but the rest has been frustrating as I said in my last post I had big problems shutting the front door and that the key would not turn after taking your kind advice and drawing a blank I had someone come round yesterday, the first he did was take the window beading out and adjusted it and put in wedges then adjusted the hinges, then he looked at the lock to find the dealership had missed out the centre screw when they fitted the new handle and lock. I have had also had problems with gas and water as British pipes are different then European fittings even the toilet pan did not fit any waste pipe available here oh joy. But we are in and loving it.
  13. We have just got a Swift Burgandy 2012 the bulbs are all the standard large screw fit type, I have just replaced them all with LCD the same screw type.
  14. We move in tomorrow, Michael & Kim White run a very caring haulage company no damage at all even down a tight lane!
  15. A tricky movers by M.J.White European Transport D2E3D277-02DC-4FBA-A46C-A4E82BF5F9C5.MP4 E55E6705-421A-4DCF-AED4-9724EAC43876.MP4
  16. Now at Portimeo Docks awaiting customs clearance Monday.
  17. After a false start on Tuesday when the haulage company got turned away with one piece of a mountain of paperwork missing, our new home cleared customs at Portsmouth and sailed! Next stop customs at Santander then the border crossing into Portugal and finally customs inspection at Portimeo costing 300€.
  18. At 9.00am today it sails from Portsmouth due at Santander 14.30 tomorrow then here at Mexilhoeira Grande in the afternoon of Thursday, we feel sorry for the hoops that the haulage company have had to jump though, the latest yesterday was they expect the static to be taken to customs house Portimeo in a back street that a transit would not be happy about! For a 300€ inspection.
  19. Originally it was being dropped at the end of our lane for us to bring down with a tractor, but this haulage company insists that they went to see it onto our own site but not connect it up.
  20. We are down a small lane should be good fun!
  21. Yesterday our static was was loaded at Surf Bay Leisure, Winkleigh, its being taken to the storage yard of M.J. White European Transport awaiting sailing on Tuesday from Portsmouth to Santander.
  22. Also www.sealsdirect.co.uk I found them very helpful
  23. As you have seen on media that the EU did not order enough vaccines so our country is just starting vaccinating the over 80s goodness knows when we may get ours, we live in a area free of Covid and also in the sticks but things could always change here. We have been also travelling parts of Europe and the UK on our adventure.
  24. M.JWhite Transport Dorset & Hansons Transport Hull both very reliable companies.
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