posted on May, 10 2007 @ 06:35 PM
Here is a map of Algarve.
The red star is in Sagres, the town where that Portuguese emigrant on holiday saw the other guy and a woman photographing children.
A little to the right (to East) is Lagos, the town some 5 or 6 Km from where Madeleine and her family were on holiday. The place where they were on
holiday, Praia da Luz, is to the West of Lagos, so for someone coming from Sagres it is a logical route.
To get out of Lagos there aren't many options, the best route is through A22 to Spain, but for someone who does not want to get caught, although it
is the quickest route it may not be the best because there is no way of changing direction for some kilometres once we get on the A22.
Even if they wanted to go North, they must reach the junction with the A2, and from there is even less possibility of getting out of the highway.
That is one of the reasons I think they it is possible for the kidnappers to be still in the area, unless they had everything very well planed and
with big monetary means.
I still think that escaping through the sea is not a good option. Although the sea in the area is usually calm, that area is full of fishermen and is
patrolled by the coast guard because it is the shortest way for drug traffic from the North of Africa.
PS: If they were in Sagres I don't think that had this well planed, Sagres has only one way out, and from there to Lagos there aren't many side
roads, to one side is the ocean, to the other just fields.