My son and I dropped by the island of LUNDY to pay a visit to our friend John Gayton.
Great was the surprise when we discovered a wonderful place that exceeded all expectations. A beautiful and quiet place, where the owners of the space and time are the silence and the birds, the wild beauty of the landscape, and the music of the sea. If we add to all the wonderful hospitality of John and his exquisite meals, then we have the perfect combination to enjoy an unforgettable time. Thanks a lot John!

Of course, the trip to Lundy is not so direct neither easy to discover, first of all we arrived to LONDON flying from the Patagonia, Argentina, where we started this exciting adventure.

After a couple of days wandering the Big Metropolis we moved to ILFRACOMBE where we stayed three days more, this port on de Bristol Channel is the "shuttle departure point" to the Lundy island.

Of course, such a looong journey like this started in the Patagonia means a more or less 30.000 kilometers round trip, in consequence we were absolutely decided to take advantage continuing our adventure in PARIS and REIMS craving for a bit of the charming french spirit and their awesome champagne.

From Manuel to our friend

Hi John! Greetings from the Patagonia! I miss your british breakfast... come here soon!

The Church of Lundy

This is the view walking from the Lighthouse to the house of John, this morning the sun was shining as a "farewell", after two days of cold wind and dark rainy sky. Fantastic.


Portugal is a land of warm experiences, and the hospitality is one of their most outstanding faces. Add excellent meals, wines and a gang of friends laughing around you and you obtain an memory made of joy.
As I told in my previous Euromeet at Santorini, wonderful people coming from the four extremes of the globe, then perhaps the "Euromeet" title is not enough. A global meeting done by people that love people. Bemvindos!


The Big One in action!! Giampiero showing us how to dance a passionate tango with a red rose and... a beer


Some esoteric facts happened in this VT meeting, suddenly the dark clouds started to open and a bright ray of light get blind the poor human beings... as a cosmic presence with his characteristic ring of sanctity over his head he appeared dancing and taking pictures above a table, someones said that just floating... Saint DAO is here!!


Can you imagine a VT party without this people??? I bet you not, Claus, Sara, Raz and Dao trying to evade the papparazis after dinner...


Give up Cascais! you are surrounded by our unbeatable Task Force!
Oh, well, not so tremendously unbeatable... just a bit drunk.

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  • Apr 9, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    holaaaaaaa! x :)

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    Carlos, Feliz Compleanos! See you around. PJ

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    Aug 4, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    Hello Carlos! Long time since I've met my VT friends! Hope you are well. Any plans for Greece? Hugs, from the shores of the Aegean!

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    Apr 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    I see you're going to Russia for Euromeet. I'm going to be in Spain for 5 weeks (late April to early June) - any chance of you coming to Seville while you're in Europe?

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      Apr 25, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      dear friend, my journey to St Petersburg is nearly to be cancelled, so, an hypothetic visit to Sevilla as well... I'm so sorry indeed, but you know, sometimes we are not the owners of our decisions! 8-(( A kiss for you.

  • Jan 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    hello dear carlos! happy new year to you! i'm still a boring housewife snooping around online! lol x

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      Jan 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Glad to hear from you dear Anna! My best wishes of happiness for you and the yours! Hugs and kisses from the south of the south ;-D)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Hi' Carlos.
    Hope you came well in to the new year.
    And hope to see you somewhere around the globe in the new year.

    • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
      Jan 10, 2014 at 6:04 AM

      I hope to be in St.Petersburg.
      Just need to check my final scedule.
      I will also be going to Brazil for the world cup in case you are around there.

    • Orkaena's Profile Photo
      Jan 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Ups! Regrettably this year no Brazil for me... anyway, for sure you will enjoy it a lot, as a witness of Argentina winning the cup!

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Carlos, Feliz Cumpleanos! See you around. PJ

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Hola Carlos! See you in St. Petersburg Euromeet 2014 :-)

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    hola carlos!!! long time no see! might slowly get back into vt life, now that my baby girl is getting a little bit older (and easier to manage! haha). i hope you are well xxx

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      Jul 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      My dear, I am so glad because you remember me! About your baby, enjoy it, they grows up so fast that suddenly one day you will discover that your little baby becomes in a teenager... and troubles grew up with her! My "little baby" now is a mix between a boy and a young man, 16 y.o., I know about it! Thanks again, hugs and kisses for you and your lovely family!

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Hola Amigo. Had a couple of other fiends over last month - Chris (traveinxs) and Grets - the weight of the bar bill has lowered my Island by several feet! Got Fergy (with guitar) in a two weeks time - that'll be an excuse to cook lamb and crack the Catena Cabarnet. Still working on plan for next October for Patagonia and Russia beckons for Euromeet 2014 - say Hola to Manu from me.

    • Orkaena's Profile Photo
      Jul 2, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      I have unveiled a new wine (new for me, I mean) the name is PAZ (peace), and believe me my friend, it's a superior one, 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% cabernet franc, nectar for the gods! several bottles waiting for you at your patagonian home. On the other hand, such a great times you're having at Lundy now! and Russia 2014 sounds like music to my ears. Manu is smiling beside me, greets and hugs from him to you.

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Jul 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

      "Got Fergy (with guitar) in a two weeks time" So much for your island, haha.

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